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From Jeff Hammerbacher <ham...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: clarification on schema resolution
Date Mon, 16 Nov 2009 19:50:53 GMT
> What do folks think is best here?  Should we require all values that don't
> have a default values to be present, i.e., record fields with a default
> value are optional, all others are mandatory?
>

Thrift allows entries in a struct to be marked "optional", which may be an
option to make explicit (and conflict with default), though they note it
complicates certain language bindings.

Later,
Jeff

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