Recently, I have seen several similar confusions about nulls in Pig. For
example, here is another discussion:
We are documenting them, but apparently, many users find it confusing. I am
wondering if there is anything that we can do better.
On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 3:33 PM, Alan Gates <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> To give some context, the null semantics in Pig follow SQL's. In SQL,
> null is viral, so any operation with null results in null. The idea is
> that null means unknown, not empty. So concat('x', unknown) = unknown.
> On Nov 2, 2012, at 3:09 PM, Yang wrote:
> > looks a more intuitive result should be "something" , right?
> > but on my system it gave null