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Subject [GitHub] [flink] hequn8128 edited a comment on issue #8050: [FLINK-11067][table] Convert TableEnvironments to interfaces
Date Thu, 04 Apr 2019 02:55:19 GMT
hequn8128 edited a comment on issue #8050: [FLINK-11067][table] Convert TableEnvironments to
interfaces
URL: https://github.com/apache/flink/pull/8050#issuecomment-479572670
 
 
   @dawidwys  Thanks a lot for your review. I think you have given a lot of good suggestions!
   
   1. As for the useless APIs in `TableEnvironment` interface, maybe we can deprecate first
and remove them later. This can make our interface compatible. 
   
   2. To uncouple the `Descriptor` with `TableEnvironment`,  we can change registerTableSource
to getTableSource in `RegistrableDescriptor`(also should rename `RegistrableDescriptor`).
Once we get the table source or sink, then we can register the table source or sink with TableEnvironment.
Although this makes users impossible to register table source(or sink) directly, I am ok with
it.
   
   3. For the `TableFactoryUtil`, I am not sure if we can port it into api or common module(I
will make sure later). However, I do find we can also uncouple TableEnvironment here. In the
current implementation, it seems table env is only used to decide whether it is a batch or
stream source(or sink). We can also use descriptor to decide, i.e., a StreamTableDescriptor
means a stream source(or sink). 
   
   For 2 and 3, I think the biggest obstacle is we may need to keep backward compatible while
converting TableEnvironment into an interface. @twalthr Would be great to also have your opinions
here.
   
   Looking forward to having your suggestions. Thank you.
   
   Best, Hequn

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