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From "Klaas Bosteels (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (HADOOP-5450) Add support for application-specific typecodes to typed bytes
Date Tue, 10 Mar 2009 15:28:51 GMT

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Klaas Bosteels updated HADOOP-5450:
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    Status: Patch Available  (was: Open)

> Add support for application-specific typecodes to typed bytes
> -------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-5450
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-5450
>             Project: Hadoop Core
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: contrib/streaming
>            Reporter: Klaas Bosteels
>            Assignee: Klaas Bosteels
>         Attachments: HADOOP-5450.patch
>
>
> For serializing objects of types that are not supported by typed bytes serialization,
applications might want to use a custom serialization format. Right now, typecode 0 has to
be used for the bytes resulting from this custom serialization, which could lead to problems
when deserializing the objects because the application cannot know if a byte sequence following
typecode 0 is a customly serialized object or just a raw sequence of bytes. Therefore, a range
of typecodes that are treated as aliases for 0 should be added, such that different typecodes
can be used for application-specific purposes.

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