> Doug you argued against this.
I still don't like version numbers in methods, but, if semantics are changed in a way that cannot be handled otherwise and there's not an obvious better name, I don't see an alternative. Do you?
Nice of you to look for inconsistencies in what I've said, though. Thanks!
> Given that this has been open for a while, for now can you turn off the test?
I'd prefer to either fix it or remove the code than just disable the test. If there's no will to use Avro RPC in Hadoop then better it should just be removed, no? Sanjay's actively pursuing version interoperability through different means, so maybe it's time to remove this stuff.
This has been patch-available, +1'd and passing tests for a few weeks. Someone should have committed it. Someone like me, I guess, but I was reluctant since I've not been that active here lately. Tests were passing, but have since been broken by
HADOOP-7524. I worked today to address that, but if someone instead promotes a patch to remove Avro RPC altogether then I'll stop trying to fix this.
So, no, I do not intend to turn off the test. But if you'd like to 'fix' this that way, go ahead, I won't block you.