I ran into an issue tonight with parsing log lines whereby I had to generate
a schema in a user defined function.
Part of that involved converting various values into their associated data
types, but I couldn't see a way to do
it via Pig. Enclosed is a patch to convert org.apache.pig.data.DataType
into an associated Java datatype falling
back to a String by default - should go into CastUtils. Any
comments/criticism, please let me know.