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From "Jonathan Hsieh (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-10460) Return value of Scan#setSmall() should be void
Date Tue, 04 Feb 2014 22:48:10 GMT

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Jonathan Hsieh commented on HBASE-10460:

I think this should be in 0.98. Here are my two best reasons:

* This patch is a "simple best effort fix" (as [~lhofhansl] mentioned) and the current implementation
seems to be a going out of the way to break things. I don't see how it this one is an API
cleanup (in Java convention, setters return void) and is seems to be a gratuitous compat breaking
change that is easy low risk fix.
* This method is in a class marked InterfaceAudience.Public and InterfaceStability.Stable.
 [1]  If this were marked InterfaceStability.Evolving I'd be ok with the "won't do" resolution
but because it is Stable we should keep this around. and allow this patch in 0.98.  

[1] https://github.com/apache/hbase/blob/0.96/hbase-client/src/main/java/org/apache/hadoop/hbase/client/Scan.java#L82

> Return value of Scan#setSmall() should be void
> ----------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HBASE-10460
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-10460
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 0.98.0
>            Reporter: Ted Yu
>            Assignee: Ted Yu
>             Fix For: 0.98.0
>         Attachments: 10460.txt
> Aleksandr Shulman reported the following incompatibility between 0.96 and 0.98 under
the '[VOTE] The 1st HBase 0.98.0 release candidate is available for download' thread:
> {code}
> Exception from testScanMeta:  -> java.lang.NoSuchMethodError:
> org.apache.hadoop.hbase.client.Scan.setSmall(Z)V
> {code}
> Return value of Scan#setSmall() should be void

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