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From Jonathan Ellis <>
Subject Re: CQL support for compound columns
Date Sat, 24 Dec 2011 15:22:02 GMT
Hmm, I thought I sent this but it was sitting in my Drafts box.

Anyway, I've updated to
flesh out the earlier proposals and editorialize a little in
"Discussion Summary" sections.

I'm skeptical that splitting dicussion across Jira and the ML is a big
improvement over Jira-only but I'm willing to give it a try.

On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 4:56 PM, Eric Evans <> wrote:
> There has been a discussion taking place in CASSANDRA-2474[1]
> regarding the language and semantics of compound columns in CQL.
> Though the issue was only opened in July, and despite extended periods
> of inactivity, it is monstrously long.  Additionally, the discussion
> necessarily includes inline visual aids (tables, graphics, and
> verbatim code snippets) that are constantly being revised, which only
> compounds (pun intended) the problem.  I feel as though this is not
> only making the discussion less constructive, but that it may be
> scaring people off, (and IMO, this issue could use to be discussed
> among a larger group anyway).
> I propose two things, 1) that we move the discussion to this mailing
> list, and 2) that we track the various approaches in the wiki.
> For the latter of these, I've stubbed out a page[2] that would
> hopefully serve as a starting point.
> Thoughts?
> [1]:
> [2]:
> --
> Eric Evans
> Acunu | | @acunu

Jonathan Ellis
Project Chair, Apache Cassandra
co-founder of DataStax, the source for professional Cassandra support

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