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From Scott Carey <scottca...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Can the dollar sign be a valid character in a schema name?
Date Sat, 03 Sep 2011 00:42:06 GMT
The spec http://avro.apache.org/docs/1.5.3/spec.html#Names
states that names must:

* start with [A-Za-z_]
* subsequently contain only [A-Za-z0-9_]

Unfortunately, Java inner classes contain $.

Sometimes, avro uses $ internally to disambiguate names, since if it
creates a field or method with '$' in it that can't conflict with a user
created one.  

Can you open a JIRA to discuss this limitation further?



On 8/30/11 10:26 PM, "Chris Wilkes" <cwilkes@gmail.com> wrote:

>Ran into an issue today with avro 1.5.3 where someone defined a enum
>as a inner class:
>public class Foo {
>   public static enum Bar { ONE, TWO }
>And Schema.validateName complained about the name Foo$Bar.  Is there
>any reason to have this restriction?

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