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From "Todd Lipcon (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-6381) WritableUtils::*VLong utilities should be available for byte arrays
Date Wed, 18 Nov 2009 01:09:39 GMT

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Todd Lipcon commented on HADOOP-6381:
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I think the new functions should return the number of bytes actually written - otherwise it's
impossible to use this as part of a serialization routine where you want to continue writing
more stuff into an array after the vlong/vint, right?

> WritableUtils::*VLong utilities should be available for byte arrays
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-6381
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-6381
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: util
>            Reporter: Chris Douglas
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: C6381-0.patch
>
>
> Particularly when working with raw bytes in Writables, it is often useful to have versions
of the vint utility functions for byte arrays.

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