The purpose of the scope string is to allow us to have multiple
sessions of pig running and distinguish the operators. It's one of
those things that was put in before an actual requirement, so whether
it will prove useful or not remains to be seen.
As for removing it from explain, is it still reasonably easy to
distinguish operators without it? IIRC the OperatorKey includes an
operator number. When looking at the explain plans this is useful for
cases where there is more than one of a given type of operator and you
want to be able to distinguish between them.
On Mar 6, 2009, at 3:14 PM, Thejas Nair wrote:
What is the purpose of scope string in
?Is it meant to be used if we have a pig deamon process ?
Is it ok to stop printing the scope part in explain output? It does
to add value to it and makes the output more verbose.