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From Doug Cutting <cutt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Limitations in enum symbols not mentioned in the spec
Date Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:00:04 GMT
On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 10:43 AM, Francis Galiegue <fgaliegue@gmail.com> wrote:
> I was talking about what is allowed in map keys, not values

So was I.

> if map
> keys were able to be anything other than strings, Avro could not be
> mapped to JSON.

Yes, JavaScript is an example of a programming language whose standard
map implementation doesn't provide support for non-string keys.
JavaScript however is not an example of a programming language whose
identifiers permit a only a limited set of characters, since (I
believe) one can escape arbitrary characters in property accessors
when using the dot syntax.


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