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From "Doug Cutting (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (AVRO-637) GenericArray should implement Collection
Date Sat, 28 Aug 2010 00:09:53 GMT

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Doug Cutting updated AVRO-637:
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    Attachment: AVRO-637.patch

Here's an updated version that also update the generic data documentation.  Note that this
documentation was also out-of-date for enums and strings, so I updated that too.

> GenericArray should implement Collection
> ----------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: AVRO-637
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AVRO-637
>             Project: Avro
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: java
>            Reporter: Doug Cutting
>            Assignee: Doug Cutting
>             Fix For: 1.5.0
>
>         Attachments: AVRO-637.patch, AVRO-637.patch
>
>
> It would be nice if Avro arrays were better integrated with Java collections.  The GenericArray
interface permits array element reuse, which is awkward with java.util.Collection.  But if
GenericArray implemented Collection and the Avro runtime permitted arbitrary Collection implementations
to be passed for Arrays then it would simplify many applications.  The runtime could still
reuse elements if an array implemented GenericArray, so performance would not suffer for applications
that, e.g., loop over a data file, reusing instances.

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