You're correct. It looks like an optimization was put in to make distinct use a special partitioner which prevents the user from setting the partitioner. Could you file a JIRA against the docs so we can get that fixed?
On Jul 17, 2013, at 11:27 AM, William Oberman wrote:
> The docs say DISTINCT can take a custom partitioner. How does that work?
> What is "K" and "V"?
> I'm having some doubts the docs are correct. I wrote a test partitioner
> that does a System.out of K and V. I then wrote simple scripts to do JOIN,
> GROUP and DISTINCT. For JOIN and GROUP I see my system.outs(*). For
> DISTINCT, I see nothing....
> Using 0.11.1.