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From "Doug Cutting (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (AVRO-1533) permit promotions between string and bytes
Date Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:26:25 GMT

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Doug Cutting commented on AVRO-1533:
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I'll commit this soon unless there are objections.

> permit promotions between string and bytes
> ------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: AVRO-1533
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AVRO-1533
>             Project: Avro
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: java
>            Reporter: Doug Cutting
>            Assignee: Doug Cutting
>             Fix For: 1.7.7
>
>         Attachments: AVRO-1533.patch, AVRO-1533.patch
>
>
> Avro strings are a subset of bytes, so promoting from string to bytes is lossless and
should be possible.  Promotion from bytes to strings may cause problems, as not all byte strings
are valid UTF8, but it also might be useful.



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