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From pi song <pi.so...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: switching to different parser in Pig
Date Fri, 20 Feb 2009 09:59:41 GMT
Sounds good but how about exposing the logical plan layer instead? Wouldn't
that yield the same effect?  From python for example you still can construct
a logical plan and give to Pig to execute.
On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 10:07 AM, Ted Dunning <ted.dunning@gmail.com> wrote:

> 2009/2/17 Alan Gates <gates@yahoo-inc.com>
>
> > [not commenting on the switch, only on the exposure of AST's] Is that
> > correct?
> >
>
> Nearly so.
>
>
> > So whether we switch parsing technologies or not is not of interest to
> you,
> > only the interfaces we expose?
> >
>
> I would think that switching parsing technologies would encourage creation
> of a better AST interface layer which further my goal of getting to the
> AST's for other purposes.  I also think that exposing the AST layer would
> further your goal of switching parser technology by allowing outsiders to
> contribute parsers that you might ultimately like better.
>
> So I do see a linkage and do support switching.
>
> +1 to switching parsers (and thus making switching easier)
>

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