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From "David M. Carr" <da...@carrclan.us>
Subject Re: Correct avsc definition for array of external object's
Date Fri, 08 Nov 2013 23:44:24 GMT
I'm currently working around the issue of inter-dependencies between Avro
schema files in my Gradle Avro plugin.  It uses a similar approach to what
the command-line compiler does, making the previously parsed types
available to later parsing operations.  What it does differently is
recognizing failures due to unrecognized types, and re-trying them later.
 This isn't the most efficient way to do it, but it allows compiling the
schemas without manually specifying what order to process them.


On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 3:48 PM, Lewis John Mcgibbney <
lewis.mcgibbney@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Doug,
> Thanks for getting back to me.
> Of course I read it all through, but its the last part of your comment
> that has grabbed my attention.
> On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 8:36 PM, Doug Cutting <cutting@apache.org> wrote:
>> Nesting would certainly work, but may make things harder to maintain
>> if you reference the type in several different .avsc files.
> +1. I realized this 5 mins after I sent the mail you replied to :)
>> But, from what I can tell, the Gora
>> compiler does not currently support this (although it would not be
>> hard to add).
> ... we've not needed it yet. :) However, yeah that doesn't mean it won't
> happen int he future.
>> Avro IDL does support imports, so you might use Avro's IDL compiler to
>> convert .avdl files to .avsc files that expand nested types, then use
>> the Gora compiler to compile these.
> This sounds like just the ticket... AND you guys wrote the
> avro-maven-plugin. How good is that ;)
> Thanks for feedback.
> Lewis

David M. Carr

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