Pig already has this! :)
Unless I'm really misunderstanding what you mean?
2012/7/26 Haitao Yao <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Hi, all
> I got an idea about a new feature for pig: define global constants
> in pig script.
> Here's the example like this:
> -- define a global constant for storage
> define store_location "/where_you_store_result";
> -- then all the following constants reference will be replaced in runtime
> store Result into $$store_location using PigStorage(',');
> so, in this way, we just write the template scripts and import
> them with the constants defined. A commonly use case is use it to compute
> data for different days.
> Without this feature, I have to use sed to replace the variables
> on the template script to generate the daily pig scripts.
> How do you guy think so?
> Haitao Yao
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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