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From "Radim Kolar (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (CASSANDRA-3031) Add 4 byte integer type
Date Fri, 09 Sep 2011 15:51:08 GMT

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Radim Kolar updated CASSANDRA-3031:
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    Attachment: apache-cassandra-1.0-dev-SNAPSHOT.jar
                apache-cassandra-thrift-1.0-dev-SNAPSHOT.jar
                test.log
                test.diff
                src.diff
                drivers.diff

New patches against head

> Add 4 byte integer type
> -----------------------
>
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-3031
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-3031
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Core
>    Affects Versions: 0.8.4
>         Environment: any
>            Reporter: Radim Kolar
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: hector, lhf
>             Fix For: 1.1
>
>         Attachments: apache-cassandra-1.0-dev-SNAPSHOT.jar, apache-cassandra-thrift-1.0-dev-SNAPSHOT.jar,
drivers.diff, src.diff, test.diff, test.log
>
>
> Cassandra currently lacks support for 4byte fixed size integer data type. 
> Java API Hector and C libcassandra likes to serialize integers as 4 bytes in network
order. Problem is that you cant use cassandra-cli to manipulate stored rows. Compatibility
with other applications using api following cassandra integer encoding standard is problematic
too.
> Because adding new datatype/validator is fairly simple I recommend to add int4 data type.
Compatibility with hector is important because it is most used Java cassandra api and lot
of applications are using it.
> This problem was discussed several times already 
> http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.db.hector.user/2125
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-2585
> It would be nice to have compatibility with cassandra-cli and other applications without
rewriting hector apps.

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