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From "Thiruvalluvan M. G. (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (AVRO-85) A few minor errors in and suggestions for the spec document
Date Tue, 28 Jul 2009 22:29:14 GMT
A few minor errors in and suggestions for the spec document
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                 Key: AVRO-85
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AVRO-85
             Project: Avro
          Issue Type: Bug
            Reporter: Thiruvalluvan M. G.


There are a few minor errors in the specifications document:

   - The 32-bit and 64-bit floating point numbers should mention the exact IEEE standard (i.e
IEEE 754 instead of plain IEEE).
   - It'll be clearer if we state that the long value preceding string or bytes is the number
of bytes being encoded.
   - In the binary serialization example for unicode string "foo" the length 3 will get encoded
as 0x06 not 0x0c.
   - We should be more specific about how one serializes float and double, Unfortunately,
the IEEE 754 does not specify byte ordering. At least we can point to {html} <a href="http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/api/java/lang/Double.html#doubleToRawLongBits%28double%29"
/> {html} for details.
  - In the resolution section, we should mention how default values for record fields get
used
 - There is a sudden mention of "method parameters" in the resolution of records; the reader
won't have a clue what it refers to.

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