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From "Nigel Daley (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Assigned: (HADOOP-742) JobConf needs better javadoc
Date Wed, 05 Mar 2008 16:39:40 GMT

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Nigel Daley reassigned HADOOP-742:

    Assignee:     (was: Nigel Daley)

> JobConf needs better javadoc
> ----------------------------
>                 Key: HADOOP-742
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-742
>             Project: Hadoop Core
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: mapred
>    Affects Versions: 0.8.0
>            Reporter: Nigel Daley
>            Priority: Minor
> The org.apache.hadoop.mapred.JobConf class needs better javadoc comments.  
> In general terms, these guidelines should be followed:
>   - http://java.sun.com/j2se/javadoc/writingdoccomments/#styleguide
>       - document the unchecked exceptions that the caller might reasonably want to catch
>       - use <code> font appropriately (detailed in link above)
>   - document default values and appropriate configuration file properties
>   - comments, tags, links, etc used consistently across API
> In particular, the javadoc for this class should at least answer these questions:
>   - all constructors: what happens if the supplied class, file path, or configuration
doesn't exist or is null?
>   - JobConf() constructor: where are default values loaded from?
>   - JobConf(Configuration) constructor: indicate that this is effectively a copy constructor
>   - JobConf(String) constructor: are there any format requirements on the string?  local
and dfs paths allowed?
>   - setter methods that take a path: what happens if the path doesn't exist?
>   - getter methods returning objects: if value has not been set, is null returned or
something else?
>   - are JobConf objects immutable?  If not, why not?
>   - setNum*Tasks: is this per TaskTracker? or something else?
>   - methods that take a Path: what if the path is relative?
>   - setWorkingDirectory: is this deleted at the end of a job?  should it be local or
>   - *KeepFailedTaskFiles: if they are kept, where can they be found?
>   - *KeepTaskFilesPattern: what does "the files" mean? if they are kept, where can they
be found?
>   - deleteLocalFiles: undoubtedly a risky operation.  Need a good spec.  Is it a recursive
>   - which configuration entries are mandatory (i.e. must be set before submitting the

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