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From "Arun C Murthy (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-6223) New improved FileSystem interface for those implementing new files systems.
Date Thu, 17 Sep 2009 08:09:57 GMT

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Arun C Murthy commented on HADOOP-6223:
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I'm not a fan of using abbreviations for class-names... I'd like to reiterate my previous
proposal:

*limited-private* org.apache.hadoop.vfs.FileSystem

Thoughts?

> New improved FileSystem interface for those implementing new files systems.
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-6223
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-6223
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>            Reporter: Sanjay Radia
>            Assignee: Sanjay Radia
>
> The FileContext API (HADOOP-4952) provides an improved interface for the application
writer.
> This lets us simplify the FileSystem API since it will no longer need to deal with notions
of default filesystem [ / ],  wd, and config
> defaults for blocksize, replication factor etc. Further it will not need the many overloaded
methods for create() and open() since
> the FileContext API provides that convenience.
> The FileSystem API can be simplified and can now be restricted to those implementing
new file systems.
> This jira proposes that we create new file system API,  and deprecate FileSystem API
after a few releases.

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