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From Doug Cutting <cutt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Redundant (?) lengths in SequenceFile
Date Tue, 27 Jun 2006 01:17:48 GMT
Paul Sutter wrote:
> However -> It still seems to me that the key length in the sequence file is
> redundant.

What if your keys are compound, containing, say, a combination of 
floats, ints and strings?  Then the key may not include a length of the 
entire key entry.  So you're seeking to optimize a special (if common) case.

Doug

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