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From "Sylvain Lebresne (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-7395) Support for pure user-defined functions (UDF)
Date Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:32:05 GMT


Sylvain Lebresne commented on CASSANDRA-7395:

bq. Regarding functional indexes and deterministic functions

I'm not familiar with other DB's and I'm not necessarily against doing the same, but as far
as I'm concerned I'd be entirely fine with leaving it up to users to not be completely stupid.
Because the fact is, even if we do add some declarative syntax, if we're not able to verify
that the function is really "deterministic" or not, it's not much of a protection. And if
we are able to verify it, we don't need the syntax.

> Support for pure user-defined functions (UDF)
> ---------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-7395
>                 URL:
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: API, Core
>            Reporter: Jonathan Ellis
>              Labels: cql
>             Fix For: 3.0
>         Attachments: 7395-v2.diff, 7395.diff
> We have some tickets for various aspects of UDF (CASSANDRA-4914, CASSANDRA-5970, CASSANDRA-4998)
but they all suffer from various degrees of ocean-boiling.
> Let's start with something simple: allowing pure user-defined functions in the SELECT
clause of a CQL query.  That's it.
> By "pure" I mean, must depend only on the input parameters.  No side effects.  No exposure
to C* internals.  Column values in, result out.

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