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From Eli Collins <...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Remove append?
Date Fri, 23 Mar 2012 00:49:35 GMT
On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 5:03 PM, Tsz Wo Sze <szetszwo@yahoo.com> wrote:
> @Eli, Removing a feature would simplify the design and code.  I think this is a generally
true statement but not specific to Append.  The question is whether Append is useless and
it should be removed?  I think it is clear from this email thread that the answer is no.

@Nicholas, no one is saying append is "useless and should be removed."
 The discussion is perhaps a little more subtle than you've understood
it to be.

If there are a lot of good use cases I'm all for it, I just don't see
downstream projects using it any time soon (which is not to say they
don't want it, just that they can't depend on something not in 1.x),
and I haven't seen much demand.  I wanted to hear from others if they
had.  When I brought it up with a room of hdfs developers from 3
different companies no one felt strongly. And so far only a handful of
people have chimed in, I actually thought more would.

Thanks,
Eli

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