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From Rushi <hrishi.engin...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Avro Create Generic Type
Date Mon, 21 Dec 2015 15:24:44 GMT
I did in fact see the SO answer. Does "velocity" here refer to the Apache
Velocity template language
Also, any idea what templates get applied by default?

I am not very familiar with the design principles behind Avro , but in
general, does anyone know if there are plans to update the avro schema
specifications to support inheritance/if this is possible?


On Sat, Dec 19, 2015 at 8:55 AM, Matheus Santana <
edmatheus.santana@gmail.com> wrote:

> You've probably already stumbled upon this but, just for the record, this
> S.O. answer <http://stackoverflow.com/a/21035683/1287376> describes how
> to configure avro-maven-plugin for templates customization.
> On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 9:36 PM, Rushi <hrishi.engineer@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thanks, I am not familiar with the Velocity templates and how they are
>> used, but it sounds like they may be of help. I will take a look.
>> On Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 6:20 PM, Matheus Santana <
>> edmatheus.santana@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hey, Rushi.
>>> AFAIK, there is no support for generating generic types or inheritance
>>> relationship between types through Avro compiler.
>>> One thing that you can try is customize generated code by replacing
>>> Velocity templates with your own (record.vm, for instance) and then achieve
>>> the desired result (the generic type parameterization, in your case). Would
>>> this fit your needs?
>>> I am fairly certain that this is not possible currently, but thought I
>>>> should ask anyway.
>>>> In Avro, is there a way to create generic types using schema files? As
>>>> an example, this is what I am looking to create:
>>>> /**
>>>>  * Autogenerated by Avro
>>>>  *
>>>>  */public class MyAvroType<T> {
>>>>   private Object value;  // value will be of type T.}
>>>> Here, this parameterized java class would be generated by the
>>>> avro-maven-plugin or any other available plugin using the avsc files.
>>>> What I am trying to solve is, to know the type of the value that will
>>>> get stored in the avro object so that I can find out any class
>>>> compatibility issues at compile time rather than at runtime.
>>>> Thanks!

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