As part of
AVRO-839 three methods were moved from GenericDatumReader to GenericData:
- newRecord(Object, Schema)
- createFixed(Object old, Schema schema)
- createFixed(Object, byte, Schema)
Although their visibility is protected, they are part of the public API because GenericDatumReader is public. Therefore these methods should have been deprecated before being removed. The removal of these methods caused PIG-2463.