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From "Dmitriy V. Ryaboy (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (PIG-1166) A bit change of the interface of Tuple & DataBag ( make the set and append method return this)
Date Thu, 21 Jan 2010 17:29:54 GMT

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Dmitriy V. Ryaboy commented on PIG-1166:
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Aren't we looking at inflicting major pain with 0.7 anyway?

> A bit change of the interface of Tuple & DataBag ( make the set and append method
return this)
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: PIG-1166
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PIG-1166
>             Project: Pig
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Jeff Zhang
>            Assignee: Jeff Zhang
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: Pig_1166.patch
>
>
> When people write unit test for UDF, they always need to build a tuple or bag. If we
change the interface of Tuple and DataBag,  make the set and append method return this, it
can decrease the code size.  e.g. Now people have to write the following code to build a Tuple:
> {code}
> Tuple tuple=TupleFactory.getInstance().newTuple(3);
> tuple.set(0,"item_0");
> tuple.set(1,"item_1");
> tuple.set(2,"item_2");
> {code}
> If we change the interface,  make the set and append method return this, we can rewrite
the above code like this:
> {code}
> Tuple tuple=TupleFactory.getInstance().newTuple(3);
> tuple.set(0,"item_0").set(1,"item_1").set(2,"item_2");
> {code}
> This interface change won't have back compatibility problem and I think there's no performance
problem too.

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