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From "Nick Dimiduk (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-7692) Add utility class to generate ordered byte[] serialization
Date Mon, 28 Jan 2013 06:29:12 GMT

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Nick Dimiduk commented on HBASE-7692:
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I propose we adopt/annex [Orderly|https://github.com/ndimiduk/orderly]. I've been in communication
with the original author. He's moved onto Google and is no longer maintaining this project;
would love to see someone adopt it. Who better than it's intended use-case?
                
> Add utility class to generate ordered byte[] serialization
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-7692
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-7692
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Nick Dimiduk
>            Assignee: Nick Dimiduk
>
> The current Bytes utility class works, but produces output that does not maintain the
native sort ordering of the input value. This results in, for example, a negative value that
does not necessarily sort before a positive value. HBase should provide a canonical implementation
of such a serialization format so that third-parties can reliably build on top of HBase. This
will allow an implementation for HIVE-3634, HIVE-2599, or HIVE-2903 that is compatible with
similar features in Pig.

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