I do not think we should remove:

https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVE-18692

One of the challenges of HQL is not having a procedure language. This
forces users into oozie/airflow/spark even to orchestrate simple flows.
Lets give that one some time to marinate, but I agree technically it could
be its own sub project.

Edward

On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 9:45 AM, Peter Vary <pv...@cloudera.com> wrote:

> Hi Team,
>
> I am seeing several jiras proposing removing functions from Hive:
> HIVE-18691 Drop Support for Explicit Table Lock From Apache Hive
> HIVE-18692 Remove HPL/SQL From Apache Hive
> HIVE-18448 Drop Support For Indexes From Apache Hive
> I generally agree with removing unused functions. Especially ones which
> add extra effort to upkeep without real user base.
> My question is wether Hive has a deprecation policy for function
> deprecation like Hadoop:
> https://hadoop.apache.org/docs/current/hadoop-project-dist/hadoop-common/
> Compatibility.html#Deprecation <https://hadoop.apache.org/
> docs/current/hadoop-project-dist/hadoop-common/
> Compatibility.html#Deprecation>
>
> Thanks,
> Peter

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