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From Roger Meier <>
Subject Re: static vs dynamic typing
Date Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:51:46 GMT
Hi Ed
Quoting Ed Judge <>:

> I am new to Thrift and I am doing a comparison to Avro and want to  
> truly understand the difference between static vs dynamic typing.   
> Thrift I understand uses static typing while Avro uses dynamic  
> typing.  If I want to do some filtering of some fields at a “source”  
> and won’t always know the schema until a user configures which  
> fields to pull out, will I need to regenerate the .thrift file and  
> perform a compilation on it anytime the filtering rules change?  I  
> am probably not doing a very good job of explaining my question.   
> Just wondering if Avro or Thrift are equally suitable when the  
> source schema is unknown.

You can use optional fields within your Thrift data structures,
generate the code and use it.


> Thanks,
> -Ed

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