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From "Stefan Groschupf (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (PIG-115) start script for pig
Date Fri, 22 Feb 2008 02:08:19 GMT

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Stefan Groschupf commented on PIG-115:
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Here are my thoughts:

The start script should be as less intelligent as possible, Pigs Main class already handles
parameters, so we basically only need to expose that. 
The old perl script reads in a kind of configuration file and than construct the parameter
that are used to call the Main.
I suggest instead - as hadoop - that pig has a conf folder and a default configuration file.
Those values are used as default values for all the properties. 
However a user can overwrite this values by using command line arguments.

I'm happy to provide a patch based on the result of our discuss here.

> start script for pig
> --------------------
>
>                 Key: PIG-115
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PIG-115
>             Project: Pig
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Stefan Groschupf
>
> The current pig.pl is very y! specific, a generic start script is required that works
for all users.
> Goal of this issue is to collect a list requirements a new script has to fulfill.

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