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From Kathey Marsden <kmarsdende...@sbcglobal.net>
Subject Re: productizing the metadata wrapper functions
Date Fri, 10 Dec 2010 18:09:35 GMT
On 12/10/2010 9:46 AM, Rick Hillegas wrote:
> I am considering adding metadata wrapper functions to the Derby 
> product. I would like the community's feedback on how to expose these 
> functions.

Thank you Rick for this work.  I have not looked closely at it but am 
wondering if you are proposing that these be exposed as a stable or 
unstable interface and also wonder if we have a
call syscs_util.syscs_load_metadata_wrappers( true ); , if there should 
also a be an unload or if the load method should reload new 
definitions.  I can't remember if columns might get added for metadata 
calls with new JDBC versions.   It seems to me there is some sort of 
precedence for this. Even if there is just a bug it would be great to be 
able to drop and reload.

Again having not looked at this, I don't understand how confident we 
will never want to change the wrappers, but it might be nice to first 
just expose them on a Wiki page as unstable and subject to change until 
they have been vetted
instead of putting them in the formal documentation right away.  Pardon 
my fear of compatibility commitments #:)



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