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From Ashutosh Chauhan <>
Subject Re: builtins submodule - is it still needed?
Date Fri, 05 Apr 2013 22:10:03 GMT
I haven't used it myself anytime till now. Neither have met anyone who used
it or plan to use it.


On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 2:01 PM, Travis Crawford <>wrote:

> Hey hive gurus -
> Is the "builtins" hive submodule in use? The submodule was added in
> HIVE-2523 as a location for builtin-UDFs, but it appears to not have
> taken off. Any objections to removing it?
> For HIVE-4278 I'm making some build changes for the HCatalog
> integration. The "builtins" submodule causes issues because it delays
> building until the packaging phase - so HCatalog can't depend on
> builtins, which it does transitively.
> While investigating a path forward I discovered the "builtins"
> submodule contains very little code, and likely could either go away
> entirely or merge into "ql", simplifying things both for users and
> developers.
> Thoughts? Can anyone with context help me understand "builtins", both
> in general and around its non-standard build? For your trouble I'll
> either make the submodule go away/merge into another submodule, or
> update the docs with what we learn.
> Thanks!
> Travis

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