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From Masood Mortazavi <masoodmortaz...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Generated code?
Date Tue, 15 Jun 2010 04:43:14 GMT
On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 9:04 PM, David Strauss <david@fourkitchens.com>wrote:

> On 2010-06-15 03:58, Masood Mortazavi wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > My assumption is that what one finds in
> >
> >       interface/thrift/gen-java
> >
> > is actually generated code.
> >
> > If so, why is it checked in as source under SVN?
> >
> > (Certainly, the avro generated code doesn't seem to be checked in.)
> >
> > Regards,
> > Masood
> >
>
> It simplifies the end user's build process. If the code isn't in
> Subversion, then you'd need to get all the Thrift dependencies and do
> the generation yourself just to build Cassandra. Sure, there are other
> methods that don't involve checking into Subversion, but they're more
> complex.
>


Thank you very much for explaining this. It helps me understand the
reasoning.

Out of curiosity, I'm wondering whether those dependencies are any more than
one or more jar files in the lib. The lib is already loaded with many other
jar files . . .

(I'm not a thrift expert but did work on RMI in the JDK, some years go, so I
can guess what may be needed to generate the code. Avro, in Cassandra, seems
to have been able to get away with some jar inclusion in lib. Having one
system for Avro and quite another for Thrift seems a bit odd but maybe I'm
missing something larger.)

- m.

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