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If this is about inclusion in 4.0, then I support it.

Technically this is *mostly* just a move+donation of some code from java-driver to Cassandra. Given how important this seemingly is to the board and PMC for us to not have the dependency on the driver, the sooner it’s gone, the better.

I’d be +1 for committing to trunk.


On 11 September 2018 at 14:43:29, Robert Stupp (snazy@xxxxxxxx) wrote:

The patch is technically complete - i.e. it works and does its thing.  

It's not strictly a bug fix but targets trunk. That's why I started the  

On 09/11/2018 02:53 PM, Jason Brown wrote:  
> Hi Robert,  
> Thanks for taking on this work. Is this message a heads up that a patch is  
> coming/complete, or to spawn a discussion about including this in 4.0?  
> Thanks,  
> -Jason  
> On Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 2:32 AM, Robert Stupp <snazy@xxxxxxxx> wrote:  
>> In an effort to clean up our hygiene and limit the dependencies used by  
>> UDFs/UDAs, I think we should refactor the UDF code parts and remove the  
>> dependency to the Java Driver in that area without breaking existing  
>> UDFs/UDAs.  
>> A working prototype is in this branch:  
>> cassandra/tree/feature/remove-udf-driver-dep-trunk <  
>> udf-driver-dep-trunk> . The changes are rather trivial and provide 100%  
>> backwards compatibility for existing UDFs.  
>> The prototype copies the necessary parts from the Java Driver into the C*  
>> source tree to org.apache.cassandra.cql3.functions.types and adopts its  
>> usages - i.e. UDF/UDA code plus CQLSSTableWriter + StressCQLSSTableWriter.  
>> The latter two classes have a reference to UDF’s UDHelper and had to be  
>> changed as well.  
>> Some functionality, like type parsing & handling, is duplicated in the  
>> code base with this prototype - once in the “current” source tree and once  
>> for UDFs. However, unifying the code paths is not trivial, since the UDF  
>> sandbox prohibits the use of internal classes (direct and likely indirect  
>> dependencies).  
>> Robert  
>> —  
>> Robert Stupp  
>> @snazy  

Robert Stupp  

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