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From Francis Galiegue <fgalie...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Limitations in enum symbols not mentioned in the spec
Date Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:43:26 GMT
On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 7:40 PM, Doug Cutting <cutting@apache.org> wrote:
> The restrictions on names are primarily to facilitate translation into
> programming languages.  Map keys are user data, not part of a schema
> that might be so translated.  We restricted map keys to strings, since
> the standard map implementations in some programming languages don't
> permit arbitrary types in keys.

I was talking about what is allowed in map keys, not values -- if map
keys were able to be anything other than strings, Avro could not be
mapped to JSON.

Francis Galiegue, fgaliegue@gmail.com
JSON Schema in Java: http://json-schema-validator.herokuapp.com

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