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Re: why isn't getSchema static?

I'm not on the most latest version, but I think that exists.

-- Philip

On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 4:00 PM, Skye Wanderman-Milne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:

> The SpecificCompiler produces a getSchema function, which looks like it
> could be static but isn't. Is there a good reason for this?
> I bring this up because when writing to a data file, you have to provide a
> schema to the DataFileWriter.create call, and using something like
> MyGeneratedClass.getSchema() seems like the natural way to do this
> (especially if you haven't created any instances of MyGeneratedClass yet).
> Is there a good way to get the Schema object without creating an instance
> or parsing the schema yourself?
> Skye