Currently, Hive only supports ALTER TABLE t SET TBLPROPERTIES, but does not allow specification of table properties during CREATE TABLE. We should allow properties to be set at the time a table or view is created. This is useful in general, and in particular we want to use this so that storage handler properties (see
HIVE-705) unrelated to serdes can be specified here rather than in SERDEPROPERTIES. See also HIVE-1144 regarding views.