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From Chesnay Schepler <ches...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Python API for Fllink libraries
Date Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:33:59 GMT
Helli Ivan,

i don't know why it is the way it is.

Regarding issues to work on: You should be able to go through the 
transformations documentation and see which are not supported.

Regards,
Chesnay

On 21.08.2016 01:11, Ivan Mushketyk wrote:
> Hi Chesnay,
>
> Thank you for you repply.
> Out of curiosity, do you know why Python API reception was  *tumbleweed*?
>
> Regarding the Python API, do you know what specifically should be done
> there? I have some Python background so I was considering to contribute,
> but I didn't find much tasks in the "Python" component:
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLINK-1926?jql=project%20%3D%20FLINK%20AND%20component%20%3D%20%22Python%20API%22%20AND%20resolution%20%3D%20Unresolved%20ORDER%20BY%20due%20ASC%2C%20priority%20DESC%2C%20created%20ASC
>
> Best regards,
> Ivan.
>
>
> On Fri, 19 Aug 2016 at 22:45 Chesnay Schepler <chesnay@apache.org> wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I would say no, as the general reception of the Python API was
>> *tumbleweed* so far.
>>
>> In my opinion this would just lead to a massive increase in code to
>> maintain; we would need at least 2-3 active long-term python contributors.
>> Especially so since ML, CEP and Table are afaik still in heavy development.
>>
>> If anything, before thinking about porting the libraries to python it
>> would make more sense to implement a python streaming API.
>> Or maybe /finish/ porting the DataSet API...
>>
>> Regards,
>> Chesnay
>>
>> On 19.08.2016 22:07, Ivan Mushketyk wrote:
>>> Hi Flink developers,
>>>
>>> It seems to me that Flink has two important "selling points":
>>>
>>> 1. It has Java, Scala and Python APIs
>>> 2. I has a number of useful libraries (ML, Gelly, CEP, and Table)
>>>
>>> But as far as I understand, currently users cannot use any of these
>>> libraries using a Python API. It seems to be a gap worth filling.
>>>
>>> What do you think about it? Does it make sense to add CEP/Gelly/ML/Table
>>> Python APIs?
>>>
>>> Best regards,
>>> Ivan.
>>>
>>


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