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From "Gabriel Reid (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CRUNCH-216) Transpose arguments in MapsideJoinStrategy.join
Date Sat, 15 Feb 2014 20:03:19 GMT


Gabriel Reid commented on CRUNCH-216:

I'm still regularly kicking myself for neglecting to get this into the 0.7 release, but I've
got an idea on how we could get this in without breaking backwards compatibility in the short-term.

What I was thinking was to add a few factory methods to MapsideJoinStrategy, i.e. 
 * Both of these factory methods create a MapsideJoinStrategy where the 
 * left-most PTable should be the smaller of the two 
public static MapsideJoinStrategy MapsideJoinStrategy.create() { ... }

public static MapsideJoinStrategy MapsideJoinStrategy.create(boolean materialize) { ... }

 * Creates a MapsideJoinStrategy where the smaller PTable should be on the right side. 
 * Could use a better name.
public static MapsideJoinStrategy MapsideJoinStrategy.createBackwardsCompatibleStrategy(boolean
materialize) { ... }
and then also annotate the two existing constructors as deprecated, with the intention of
removing the deprecated constructors and factory methods in a few releases from now.

I'm thinking that this would give a pretty easy migration path, avoid any unpleasant surprises
with a changing API, and allow us to align the API of all the JoinStrategy implementations.

Any thoughts on this approach?

> Transpose arguments in MapsideJoinStrategy.join
> -----------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CRUNCH-216
>                 URL:
>             Project: Crunch
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Gabriel Reid
> The MapsideJoinStrategy currently specifies that the smaller table in the join (i.e.
the table to be replicated and loaded in memory) should be on the right-hand side of the join.
> This is the opposite of what is done in all other join strategies, making it impossible
to just switch out another join strategy for a MapsideJoinStrategy. The MapsideJoinStrategy
could be brought in line with the other JoinStrategies to expect the smaller of two tables
to be provided as the left-side table.

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