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From "Prashant Kommireddi (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (PIG-2600) Better Map support
Date Fri, 16 Mar 2012 06:03:58 GMT

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Prashant Kommireddi commented on PIG-2600:
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Jon, for these UDFs, we could name 1 and 2 MAPTOBAG and BAGTOMAP respectively, since TOBAG,
TOMAP exist already. In fact, all UDFs here (except INVERSEMAP) could be prefixed with MAP
to avoid confusion.
                
> Better Map support
> ------------------
>
>                 Key: PIG-2600
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PIG-2600
>             Project: Pig
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Jonathan Coveney
>             Fix For: 0.11
>
>
> It would be nice if Pig played better with Maps. To that end, I'd like to add a lot of
utility around Maps.
> - TOBAG should take a Map and output {(key, value)}
> - TOMAP should take a Bag in that same form and make a map.
> - KEYSET should return the set of keys.
> - VALUESET should return the set of values.
> - VALUELIST should return the List of values (no deduping).
> - INVERSEMAP would return a Map of values => the set of keys that refer to that Key
> This would all be pretty easy. A more substantial piece of work would be to make Pig
support non-String keys (this is especially an issue since UDFs and whatnot probably assume
that they are all Integers). Not sure if it is worth it.
> I'd love to hear other things that would be useful for people!

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