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From Andrzej Bialecki ...@getopt.org>
Subject Re: URL convention for commands / config?
Date Mon, 21 Aug 2006 21:49:31 GMT
Eric Baldeschwieler wrote:
> Hi Folks,
>
> Seems like we are adding more and more options and commands that take 
> a file or URL argument, where the file can be one of a number of 
> places.  Perhaps we can unify things a bit by agreeing to use URL 
> conventions in these places?
>
> Where:
>
> file:// is a file on the current machine
> http is supported everywhere
> hdfs://host[:port]/ is the used to refer to HDFS files
> hdfs:/// is used to use the default hdfs?
> rsync, ftp and https are supported too (eventually)
> torrent:// is used to support bittorent someday...
>
> Should we standardize on such a conventions and start digging to put a 
> class together to make this all seamless?

Wouldn't we end up with another java.net.URL in disguise? java.net.URL 
already supports pluggable protocols, we could create one for hdfs ...

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