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From Jonathan Ellis <>
Subject Re: Changing the CLI, not a great idea!
Date Thu, 28 Jul 2011 04:01:17 GMT
On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 10:53 PM, Edward Capriolo <> wrote:
> You can not even put two statements on the same line. So the ';' is semi
> useless syntax.

Nobody ever asked for that, but lots of people asked to allow
statements spanning multiple lines.

> Is their a way to move things forward without hurting backwards
> compatibility of the CLI?

Yes.  Create a new one based on CQL but leave the old one around.

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

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