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From "Doug Cutting (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (AVRO-838) Support reading of files created with Avro 1.5 that use invalid characters in field and record names
Date Tue, 21 Jun 2011 12:39:47 GMT

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Doug Cutting commented on AVRO-838:
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Has anyone tried this?  Should I just commit it?

> Support reading of files created with Avro 1.5 that use invalid characters in field and
record names
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: AVRO-838
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AVRO-838
>             Project: Avro
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 1.5.0, 1.5.1
>            Reporter: Ken Krugler
>            Assignee: Doug Cutting
>             Fix For: 1.5.2
>
>         Attachments: AVRO-838.patch
>
>
> Avro 1.4 had a bug that let users create schemas with invalid characters in field and
record names.
> For example, the '-' character used to be allowed in field and record names, but Avro
1.5 will now fail.
> We need some kind of compatibility mode that supports schemas with invalid characters,
so that existing files created with Avro 1.4 can be read by Avro 1.5.

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