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From Lewis John Mcgibbney <lewis.mcgibb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Should MongoDB know about Utf8?
Date Sat, 01 Nov 2014 15:19:47 GMT
Hi Alfonso,

On Sat, Nov 1, 2014 at 6:04 AM, <dev-digest-help@gora.apache.org> wrote:

> As always, I am slow to process :P
> Can anyone tell me why are we using Utf8 and not String?
>

I think it is more of a legacy thing. In fact, If anything it is *exactly*
a legacy thing and it is a direct tie to our underlying association with
and dependence upon Avro.


> Talking about gora-hbase, although the compiler uses CharSequence
> everywhere, gora-hbase module return always Utf8 independetly of what type
> of CharSequence you wrote. Moreover, when writing, the CharSequence is
> converted to String [1], while when reading it goes from String to Utf8
> [2].
>

Yeah this sounds pretty inefficient as well as illogical


>
> What is the reason behind using Utf8? Under my ignorance I would vote to
> remove every Utf8 reference, and this obviously is good for MongoDB ;)


Sounds as if you've made your case pretty clear to me Alfonso!

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