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From "Stu Hood (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (CASSANDRA-2231) Add CompositeType comparer to the comparers provided in org.apache.cassandra.db.marshal
Date Fri, 04 Mar 2011 04:39:36 GMT

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Stu Hood commented on CASSANDRA-2231:
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> Yes, IntegerType would be a better choice because it uses BigInteger that packs
> stuffs as much as it can (aka, 1 byte if it fits).
Speaking of which: should we use variable length integers for the composite field lengths
here? 99% of the time the length will fit in a single byte.

> Add CompositeType comparer to the comparers provided in org.apache.cassandra.db.marshal
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-2231
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-2231
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Contrib
>    Affects Versions: 0.7.3
>            Reporter: Ed Anuff
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: 0001-Add-compositeType-and-DynamicCompositeType.patch, 0001-Add-compositeType.patch,
edanuff-CassandraCompositeType-1e253c4.zip
>
>
> CompositeType is a custom comparer that makes it possible to create comparable composite
values out of the basic types that Cassandra currently supports, such as Long, UUID, etc.
 This is very useful in both the creation of custom inverted indexes using columns in a skinny
row, where each column name is a composite value, and also when using Cassandra's built-in
secondary index support, where it can be used to encode the values in the columns that Cassandra
indexes.  One scenario for the usage of these is documented here: http://www.anuff.com/2010/07/secondary-indexes-in-cassandra.html.
 Source for contribution is attached and has been previously maintained on github here: https://github.com/edanuff/CassandraCompositeType

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