-Re: Private, LimitedPrivate and contrib modules
Sanjay Radia 2009-11-05, 20:57
On Nov 5, 2009, at 12:15 PM, Dhruba Borthakur wrote:
> Hi sanjay,
> Most of the contrib modules are in the same package as their
> containers. For
> example, the fair share scheduler is in contrib but its package name
> org.apache.hadoop.mapred. Doesn't this mean that the fair-share
> code can use LimitedPrivate methods from org.apache.hadoop.mapred
The package/java public private does not imply an API's visibility.
We have often made certain API's java-public because of java's
limitations on visibility rules (eg. if java had
subpackage-private, then a number of apis would change from java-
public to java-subpackage-private.
Generally contrib should be using API that are audience-public.
The FS/C schedulers are very good examples. I assume that it is using
the scheduler's plugin interfaces. Is it using any other internal
interfaces of MR?
Plugin interfaces or Abstract classes that are to be used by
implementors are current planned to be marked
audience-public. (See AbstractFileSystem).
As a side note:
Perhaps we need to add tag to the audience-public of "applicationUse"
"implementorsOfInteface" or something like that.
(like the tag for limited-private).
> On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 11:05 AM, Sanjay Radia <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > Sorry for the late reply .. I missed in in my inbox.
> > On Sep 18, 2009, at 1:29 PM, Tom White wrote:
> > I'm trying to better understand the meaning of the annotations
> >> in org.apache.hadoop.classification.InterfaceAudience.
> >> 1. Private is documented as being "Intended for use only within
> >> itself". Does this mean the whole Hadoop project, or the subproject
> >> that the annotated element is in? (Or another scope?)
> > Private means private to the subproject (ie private to HDFS, to
> MR, etc).
> > We should update the doc to clarify this.
> >> 2. Is a contrib module considered to be a part of the subproject?
> >> example, if something is marked as LimitedPrivate in Common say,
> >> intended audience MapReduce, can MapReduce contrib modules use it?
> > I believe the answer should be no.
> >> Or, assuming the second meaning for 1, if something is marked as
> >> Private in MapReduce, can MapReduce contrib modules use it?
> > Again I believe the answer should be no.
> > Any concrete examples that we can use to examine/discuss this
> >> Thanks,
> >> Tom
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