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  1. Pig
  2. PIG-2850

Pig should support loading macro files as resources stored in JAR files


    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 0.11
    • Component/s: None
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      A file containing macros can be imported in pig like so:

      IMPORT 'some_path/my_macros.pig';

      It would be convenient if a macro file could be imported from a registered JAR as well. This would make it easier to distribute them. One could package a set of UDFs and macros in a single JAR. Once the JAR is registered any of the UDFs or macros can be used once.

      For example, support that some_path/my_macros.pig has been packaged in a JAR named my_macros.jar. The above code then becomes

      REGISTER my_macros.jar;
      IMPORT 'some_path/my_macros.pig';

      Pig would first check if the file is found at the path some_path/my_macros.pig, and failing that it would attempt to load a resource by that name. Since the JAR is registered it will find it.


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                matterhayes Matthew Hayes
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