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From Dmitry Tolpeko <>
Subject Re: PL/HQL and Hive
Date Wed, 17 Jun 2015 20:02:27 GMT

HPL/SQL is a good name, I am ok with this change. Right now I am the only
one developer of PL/HQL. Which status will I be given in the Hive project,
so I can continue developing the tool? I will read docs and try to create a



On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 9:55 PM, Alan Gates <> wrote:

> Here's what we need to do:
> 1) You need to file a JIRA proposing to contribute the code.
> 2) You can then contribute the code as a patch to that JIRA.  As long as
> you've written all the code yourself this is sufficient to hand legal
> rights to Apache to contribute the code.  If others beyond you have legal
> claim to the code (ie they wrote it or paid you to write it) we'll need to
> work with Apache and those authors to get clearance to include the code.
> 3) Before committing the code we need to move it to an org.apache.hive
> packaging structure.  I propose that we put it in a new package
> org.apache.hive.hplsql (see below for why I chose that).  We can take the
> patch you submit and make this change before committing or you can move it
> yourself before you contribute the patch.
> 4) One of the current committers can then take the patch and get it
> committed.
> One suggestion that might be controversial:  I propose we change the name
> from PL/HQL to HPL/SQL (hence my packaging name suggestion above).  We want
> to move away from saying Hive has a language called HQL which is SQL like.
> At this point Hive's SQL is most of the way to SQL-92 so talking about HQL
> just confuses people.  Hence Hive PL/SQL (HPL/SQL) seems better.  Or if you
> prefer we could do PL/HSQL.
> Alan.
>   Dmitry Tolpeko <>
>  June 15, 2015 at 8:03
> Hi Alan,
> I am back from my vacation. Please let me know what actions, information
> is required for me regarding IP. Can we talk about Jira creation and first
> steps to make PL/HQL conform to Hive standards?
> Thanks,
> Dmitry

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