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  1. Apache Avro
  2. AVRO-1924

Variable named 'date' in IDL

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Critical
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 1.8.1
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: java
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      Description

      I was compiling Apache Parquet and found that the switch from Avro 1.8.0 to 1.8.1 broke their build.

      The error:

      [ERROR] Failed to execute goal org.apache.avro:avro-maven-plugin:1.8.1:idl-protocol (schemas) ... 
      org.apache.avro.compiler.idl.ParseException: Encountered " "date" "date "" at line 23, column 14.
      [ERROR] Was expecting one of:
      [ERROR] <IDENTIFIER> ...
      [ERROR] "@" ...
      [ERROR] "`" ...
      [ERROR] -> [Help 1]
      

      As it turns out they have a test idl that contains this:

      @namespace("org.apache.parquet.avro")
      protocol Cars {
          record Service {
              long date;
          }
      }
      

      And this change AVRO-1684 turned the word 'date' into something different for the idl compiler.

      So changing the word 'date' into something else fixes the problem.
      Yet I think this is an undesirable effect for end user applications.

      Ryan Blue: I assigned this to you implemented the mentioned change.

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              • Assignee:
                rdblue Ryan Blue
                Reporter:
                nielsbasjes Niels Basjes
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