Type coercion is a means to convert one data type to another.
For example, parsing the Java
String "42" to the
Integer 42 would be coercion. Or more simply, converting a
Long 42 to a
Cascading supports primitive type coercions natively through the
In practice, SW developers implicitly invoke coercions via the
cascading.tuple.TupleEntry interface by requesting a
String representation of a field, via
Hope this helps...
vashutosh 1 year ago