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Re: EXTERNALS table column names confused.

From: Neels J Hofmeyr <neels_at_elego.de>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2011 21:54:55 +0200

On 09/22/2011 03:01 PM, Hyrum K Wright wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 1:46 PM, Neels J Hofmeyr <neels_at_elego.de> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I just noticed that, since "operative revision" != "peg revision", the
>> column names in the EXTERNALS table are confused/confusing.
>> They are:
>> def_operational_revision (supposed to be the peg rev)
>> def_revision (supposed to be the operat*ive* rev)
>> So I'd like to change that. The question is: when. Now? For 1.8?
> Adding columns to a table is easy, removing them takes a bit more
> work. Since I suspect your change would require a bit of both, I
> think it falls into the "bit more work" category.
> That being said, the f99 format (which should be the first bump for
> 1.8) is there so that we can do changes which require this extra work.
> Since things are functioning right now for 1.7, I'd suggest making
> this change in 1.8, if you feel it should be made at all.

Ok, I'm fine with that. (It would actually be adding a new one with the
*exact* same content and semantics of an old one and then removing the old
one, x2.) Thanks,


Received on 2011-09-22 21:55:33 CEST

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