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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PRE-VOTE DISCUSSION] Compatibility rules and interface table
Date Thu, 22 Jun 2006 16:36:23 GMT
Knut Anders Hatlen wrote:

> Daniel John Debrunner <djd@apache.org> writes:
>>David Van Couvering wrote:
>>>Good news Lance, thanks, I was getting worried if we were going to have
>>>to regularly change column order and break existing applications/IDEs/etc.
>>Hopefully we don't have any documented Derby specific additional columns
>>in the metadata, that would be non-standard.
> The only non-standard columns we have are METHOD_ID and PARAMETER_ID
> in getProcedureColumns and getFunctionParameters. For
> getProcedureColumns, they are documented in the reference manual.

Yes they are documented, but not in any useful way. There is no
description of what they represent, only the text:

   "a Derby-specific column".

I think METHOD_ID could be removed, it's an artifact of the old way
Cloudscape used to support non-standard method aliases.


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