GitHub user ptkool opened a pull request:

    [SPARK-21692] Add nullability support to PythonUDF.

    ## What changes were proposed in this pull request?
    When registering a Python UDF, a user may know whether the function can 
return null values or not. PythonUDF and all related classes should handle 
    ## How was this patch tested?
    Existing tests and a few new tests.

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    $ git pull udf_nullability

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    This closes #18906
commit 4f591f05b8a7f5b8a51dbfc938726557362e8183
Author: ptkool <>
Date:   2017-08-10T15:10:53Z

    Add nullability support.


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