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From Doug Cutting <cutt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: hidden classes in package mapred and dfs
Date Tue, 07 Mar 2006 18:43:37 GMT
Marko Bauhardt wrote:
> Hi all,
> i noticed that some classes like
> 
> + DataNodeInfo
> + DFSClient
> + DistributedFileSystem (incl. method getClient())
> + JobInProgress
> + JobProfile
> + JobStatus
> + JobTrackerInfoServer
> + TaskTrackerStatus
> 
> are hidden for classes outside the package mapred and dfs. Exists a  
> specified reason why this classes are hidden?

These are implementation classes, and their use should not be required 
outside of the package.  Why do you need to access them?  If there is a 
good reason, then we should add public APIs to support that use.

Doug

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