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From Nick Telford <>
Subject Re: Avro without ColumnOrSuperColumn?
Date Wed, 01 Sep 2010 16:31:08 GMT
Hi Jeremy,

I believe CoSC only exists because Thrift cannot handle inheritance? If avro
does, then surely it would make sense to diverge from the Thrift API in
order to create something a little easier to work with.


Nick Telford

On 1 September 2010 15:52, Jeremy Hanna <> wrote:

> We're doing some work today to help Avro implementation along and the topic
> of ColumnOrSuperColumn came up.
> Would people be happy or sad if Avro didn't have the ColumnOrSuperColumn
> and instead had two different classes for that purpose?  Then in whatever
> language you would cast an object to either Column or SuperColumn.
> That is, would it help or hinder client development to diverge between Avro
> and Thrift in that way?

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