Re: [Format] Pointer types / span types
On Wed, 2 May 2018 10:12:37 -0400
Wes McKinney <wesmckinn@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> It sounds like the "span" type could be implemented as a composite of
> multiple Arrow arrays / schemas:
> array 1 (data)
> any schema
> array 2 (view)
> struct <
> start: int64,
> stop: int64
> Unless I'm missing something, this feels like an application-level
> concern rather than something that needs to be addressed in the
> columnar format / metadata.
Well, couldn't the same theoretically be said about list arrays?
In the end, I suppose it all depends whether there's enough demand to
make it a core logical type inside Arrow, rather than something people
write custom code for in their application.