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From Zoltan Farkas <zolyfar...@yahoo.com.INVALID>
Subject Re: [jira] [Commented] (AVRO-1723) Add support for forward declarations in avro IDL
Date Wed, 10 May 2017 18:45:13 GMT
Anything else left to do?

let me know

thank you

—Z

> On Apr 30, 2017, at 11:16 PM, Thiruvalluvan M. G. (JIRA) <jira@apache.org> wrote:
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> Thiruvalluvan M. G. commented on AVRO-1723:
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> 
> [~zolyfarkas] Great. I just added a test for forward reference: https://github.com/zolyfarkas/avro/pull/2.
Please merge it to your branch when you can.
> 
> I'll pull your patch in two days.
> 
>> Add support for forward declarations in avro IDL
>> ------------------------------------------------
>> 
>>                Key: AVRO-1723
>>                URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AVRO-1723
>>            Project: Avro
>>         Issue Type: Improvement
>>   Affects Versions: 1.8.0
>>           Reporter: Zoltan Farkas
>>           Assignee: Zoltan Farkas
>>        Attachments: AVRO-1723.patch
>> 
>> 
>> Currently Recursive data structures like:
>> record SampleNode {
>>   int count = 0;
>>   array<SamplePair> samples = [];
>> }
>> record SamplePair {
>> string name;
>> SampleNode node;
>> }
>> It is not possible to declare in IDL,
>> however it is possible to declare in avsc (with fix from https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AVRO-1667
)
>> It is actually not complicated to implement, here is some detail on a possible implementation:
>> https://github.com/zolyfarkas/avro/commit/210c50105717149f3daa39b8d4160b8548b8e363
>> This would close a capability gap with google protocol buffers...
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