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From "Fabian Hueske (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (FLINK-1045) Remove Combinable Annotation
Date Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:12:11 GMT

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Fabian Hueske updated FLINK-1045:
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    Labels: api-change breaking-api  (was: api-change)

> Remove Combinable Annotation
> ----------------------------
>
>                 Key: FLINK-1045
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLINK-1045
>             Project: Flink
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Java API, Scala API
>            Reporter: Fabian Hueske
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: api-change, breaking-api
>
> Since the {{combine()}} method was extracted into an interface, we can check if a function
is combinable by checking if the interface is implemented.
> Hence, the {{Combinable}} annotation could be removed, IMHO.
> However, this would change the API because {{RichGroupReduceFunction}} could no longer
have a default implementation of {{combine()}} that can be enabled by attaching the annotation.
> Right now, the {{Combinable}} annotation is just not necessary as the implementation
of the interface tells the system everything it needs to know.
> Removing the {{Combinable}} annotation would also make the handling of different combinable
functions easier. For example a function that implements the interfaces {{GroupReduceFunction}}
and {{FlatCombineFunction}} does not need to attach the annotation.
> Since this is not a big, but API changing change, I would like to get it into 0.6 (if
we decide to do it).
> What do you guys think?



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