A key class that aids in understanding how the physical layer works is the LogToPhyTranslationVisitor. You can look at the visitor for the LOJoin logical operator and see what it does for different join types (FRJoin being the easier).
The code around plan generation is IMHO some of the most difficult to understand in Pig, so if you can get your head around how to take the logical plan and stitch together an optimized join (ie skewed join) then it will be much easier to debug errors in the physical plan, and potentially make new operators. 2012/11/13 Prashant Kommireddi <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Hi All, > > What would be a good starting point for me to understand the various Join > implementations in Pig codebase? > > Thanks, > Prashant >