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From Doug Cutting <cutt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Reducer and Keys
Date Mon, 02 Oct 2006 16:44:47 GMT
Owen O'Malley wrote:
> SequenceFile.Writer is 
> more than willing to write unsorted files.

However MapFile.Writer would complain, since it creates an index for 
random-access, and requires that the data is well sorted.  So it depends 
on your output format: SequenceFileOutputFormat and TextOutputFormat 
don't care, but MapFileOutputFormat does.

Doug

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