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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@debrunners.com>
Subject Re: boolean type
Date Mon, 22 Aug 2005 18:38:04 GMT
Rick Hillegas wrote:

> As I dig into this issue, it has become apparent that the BOOLEAN
> datatype was removed so that Derby would be compatible with DB2. The
> regression test lang/db2Compatibility.sql monitors this behavior.
> 
> The IBM folks clearly invested a fair amount of effort in building a
> DB2-compatible Derby. I don't want to simply undo that work. Would it be
> reasonable to introduce a startup property which causes Derby to operate
> in a DB2-compatible mode? The default for this property would be false,
> but it might be useful for developers who want to use Derby as a baby DB2.

There was much earier discussion on such a flag and it was rejected.
Derby has its own syntax set and should only be constrained by its
charter (standards based etc.).

Dan.



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