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From "Sylvain Lebresne (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (CASSANDRA-6940) Consider removing user types rename for now
Date Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:43:14 GMT
Sylvain Lebresne created CASSANDRA-6940:

             Summary: Consider removing user types rename for now
                 Key: CASSANDRA-6940
             Project: Cassandra
          Issue Type: Bug
            Reporter: Sylvain Lebresne
            Assignee: Sylvain Lebresne
             Fix For: 2.1 beta2

When adding user types we've added the ability to do type renames. And while this kind of
work, I'm starting to think that this will be hard to handle by clients drivers, especially
since we can't really have a "type renamed" notification easily since internally we really
handle the renaming as a drop + a add + a bunch of updates to the tables that were mentioning
the type.

Besides, it feels like a bad idea in general to rename a type once it's been used in some
tables (and if it's not used yet, then it's easy to drop and recreate with the new name).

So since 2.1 is not out yet, I would suggest that maybe it's wiser to remove type renaming
for now, which doesn't at all preclude re-evaluating this a tad later when we have a little
more experience with user types (and have a little more data point on whether this could actually
be more useful than harmful).

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