Bugzilla – Bug 4747
SPEC - Verbiage about partition reducer is confusing
Last modified: 2013-03-08 22:23:12 UTC
Section 22.214.171.124 states: "Programmatic interception of the partition reducer lifecycle is possible by providing a partition reducer." What does this actually mean?
It means we have an infinite loop in the spec :)
Thanks for catching that, Michael. It should have said:
"Programmatic interception of the partitioned step's lifecycle is possible through the partition reducer."
I rewrote the entire paragraph to say:
"A partitioned step may execute with an optional partition reducer. A partition reducer provides a kind of unit of work demarcation around the processing of the partitions. Programmatic interception of the partitioned step's lifecycle is possible through the partition reducer. The reducer element specifies a reference to a PartitionReducer batch artifact; see section 9.5.2 for further information."
This change will appear in PFD v1.6.