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From "Jonathan Gray (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HBASE-1593) TableMap's generic type inconsistcy with Hadoop
Date Wed, 01 Jul 2009 00:18:47 GMT

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Jonathan Gray commented on HBASE-1593:

So can we close this issue?

> TableMap's generic type inconsistcy with Hadoop
> -----------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HBASE-1593
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-1593
>             Project: Hadoop HBase
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: mapred
>            Reporter: jaehong choi
> Hello~
> I've been trying to global sort rows whose key is LongWritable and value is Text type.
> Since there are a few result files after finishing a mapreduce job, I need to do a merge
sort on them. 
> I want to sort rows in a decreasing order, but ImmutableBytesWritable only supports increasing
> So, I assign LongWritable.DecreasingComparator on JobConf.setOutputKeyComparatorClass()
in order that output keys are in decreasing order.
> However, There is a big problem. As you see, TableMap requires K must implement or extend
WritableComparable<K>, but LongWritable only implements WritableComparable, not WritableComparable<LongWritable>.
This makes a compilation time error.  
> I think we should come up with an idea to solve this one. 
> TableMap.java
> public interface TableMap<K extends WritableComparable<K>, V extends Writable>
> extends Mapper<ImmutableBytesWritable, Result, K, V> {
> }
> LongWritable.java
> public class LongWritable implements WritableComparable

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