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From Doug Cutting <cutt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: schema properties in idl
Date Wed, 09 Oct 2013 23:33:36 GMT
The IDL compiler accepts any Java identifier as a property name, plus
dash-separated sequences of Java identifiers.  Dashes were added to
support things like the java-class property.  We could probably extend
this to include dots too.  If you need this, please file an issue in


On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 8:57 AM, Christopher Ng <cng1067@gmail.com> wrote:
> hi all,
> am I right in guessing that you cannot use any old string to as a property
> name in the idl? for example, the avro.java.string property that GenericData
> itself relies on is not something that
> you could specify in the IDL as it's not a valid Identifier?

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