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From David Bowen <dbo...@yahoo-inc.com>
Subject Re: Java 1.5?
Date Wed, 28 Mar 2007 18:46:53 GMT
Michael Bieniosek wrote:
> I notice there don't seem to be any Java generics in Hadoop, even in places
> where they would help (eg. constraining the parameter to
> JobConf.setMapperClass).
> Is there a policy against using Java 1.5 in Hadoop?
> -Michael
There used to be such a policy, but it is now OK to use generics.  Over
time it would be nice to upgrade old code to use them, making the code
more concise as well as more robust due to better type checking.

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