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From "stack (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (HADOOP-1737) [hbase] Make HColumnDescriptor data publically members settable
Date Sun, 19 Aug 2007 15:57:30 GMT
[hbase] Make HColumnDescriptor data publically members settable 
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                 Key: HADOOP-1737
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-1737
             Project: Hadoop
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: contrib/hbase
            Reporter: stack
            Assignee: stack
            Priority: Minor


On the list Inchol Song made the following reasonable request:

Inchul Song wrote:
> I am making changes to Hbase Shell to add support for
> the new CREATE TABLE syntax. (See issue HADOOP-1720.)
>
> But there are only two useful constructors in class HColumnDescriptor
> for column creation, one with an argument specifying a column name,
> the other with a number of arguments specifying all the options
> for the column such as a compression method, max length, and so on,
>
> In a CREATE TABLE statement, when a user specifies only
> some of the available options, I'd like to fill in the remaining options
> with their default values. I expected to access those default values as
> public static fields of the HColumnDescriptor class, but those values
> were hidden in the class as private fields. So I had to look into
> the source code of the HColumnDescriptor class to find out
> which default values are used in its single argument constructor.
>
> I think it would be useful to make the default option values
> in the HColumnDescriptor class as public static fields.
>
> Is there any reason not to make them public static fields?

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