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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@debrunners.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-695) Re-enable the TINYINT datatype
Date Thu, 10 Nov 2005 00:05:20 GMT
Rick Hillegas wrote:

> My apologies for the colorful language. I do recall a general discussion
> about how there was no standard for optimizer hints. But I don't recall
> ANSI's silence on the matter being put forward as an objection.

Well it's kind of "scratch your own objection" :-)

One difference I can see is that optimizer directives provide value to
Derby, it enables something that cannot be done currently. TINYINT on
the other hand doesn't really add much value, the same functionality can
be achieved by the application using SMALLINT.

Dan.



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