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From "Scott Carey (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (AVRO-803) Java generated Avro classes make using Avro painful and surprising
Date Thu, 06 Oct 2011 20:11:31 GMT

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Scott Carey commented on AVRO-803:
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Sounds good to me.

One thing though:  "java":"String"

I think we may want to use the avro reserved namespace on this property to avoid collisions.
 Perhaps  "avro.java.stringImpl":"String" ?
                
> Java generated Avro classes make using Avro painful and surprising
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: AVRO-803
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AVRO-803
>             Project: Avro
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: java
>    Affects Versions: 1.5.0
>         Environment: Any
>            Reporter: Sam Pullara
>             Fix For: 1.6.0
>
>         Attachments: Foo.java
>
>
> Currently the Avro generated Java classes expose CharSequence in their API. However,
you cannot use any old CharSequence when interacting with them. In fact, you have to use the
Utf8 class if you want to get consistent results. I think that Avro should work with any CharSequence
if that is the API. Here is an example where this happens:
> https://github.com/spullara/avro-generated-code/blob/master/src/test/java/AnnoyingTest.java
> That prints out 'false' three times unexpectedly. If you can't get it to print 'true'
three times then you should probably change it back to Utf8.

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