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From "James Clampffer (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Work started] (HDFS-8766) Implement a libhdfs(3) compatible API
Date Fri, 18 Sep 2015 20:10:04 GMT

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Work on HDFS-8766 started by James Clampffer.
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> Implement a libhdfs(3) compatible API
> -------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-8766
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-8766
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: hdfs-client
>            Reporter: James Clampffer
>            Assignee: James Clampffer
>
> Add a synchronous API that is compatible with the hdfs.h header used in libhdfs and libhdfs3.
 This will make it possible for projects using libhdfs/libhdfs3 to relink against libhdfspp
with minimal changes.
> This also provides a pure C interface that can be linked against projects that aren't
built in C++11 mode for various reasons but use the same compiler.  It also allows many other
programming languages to access libhdfspp through builtin FFI interfaces.
> The libhdfs API is very similar to the posix file API which makes it easier for programs
built using posix filesystem calls to be modified to access HDFS.



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