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From Jeffrey Lichtman <swa...@rcn.com>
Subject Re: jira question
Date Wed, 03 Aug 2005 05:09:54 GMT

>The expression used for the generated column must be stored in the
>data dictionary. Does derby serialize expressions? I was looking
>around in the classes in impl/sq/compile (ValueNode and such) and
>these classes don't seem to implement Formatable.

It would be better to store the expressions as text, and to parse and 
bind them when needed. I learned the hard way while working on the 
internals of other database systems that storing internal data 
structures in the data dictionary causes trouble when the structures 
change. Also, it's useful for users to be able to look at the text of 
their DDL statements.

                        -        Jeff Lichtman
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