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From "Knut Anders Hatlen (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (DERBY-5901) You can declare user-defined functions which shadow builtin functions by the same name.
Date Fri, 17 Aug 2012 16:25:38 GMT

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Knut Anders Hatlen commented on DERBY-5901:
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I think I'd prefer option (1). The compatibility issues sound more manageable with that option
(a failure is easier to detect than silently changing the results). Also, option (2) opens
for the possibility that you can create a function which is shadowed by a built-in function,
and if you don't know that there is a built-in with the same name, you may unknowingly call
the wrong method in your SQL queries.
                
> You can declare user-defined functions which shadow builtin functions by the same name.
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-5901
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-5901
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: SQL
>    Affects Versions: 10.10.0.0
>            Reporter: Rick Hillegas
>
> You can override a Derby builtin function by creating a function with the same name.
This can give rise to wrong results.
> Consider the following user code:
> public class FakeSin
> {
>     public  static  Double  sin( Double input ) { return new Double( 3.0 ); }
> }
> Now run the following script:
> connect 'jdbc:derby:memory:db;create=true';
> values sin( 0.5 );
> create function sin( a double ) returns double language java parameter style java no
sql external name 'FakeSin.sin';
> values sin( 0.5 );
> values sin(  0.5 );
> Note the following:
> 1) The first invocation of sin() returns the expected result.
> 2) You are allowed to create a user-defined function named "sin" which can shadow the
builtin function.
> 3) The second invocation of sin() returns the result of running the builtin function.
This is because the second invocation is character-for-character identical to the first, so
Derby just uses the previously prepared statement. 
> 4) But the third invocation of sin() returns the result of running the user-defined function.
Note that the third invocation has an extra space in it, which causes Derby to compile it
from scratch, picking up the user-defined function instead of the builtin one.

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