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From Matheus Santana <edmatheus.sant...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Avro Create Generic Type
Date Sat, 19 Dec 2015 14:55:57 GMT
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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