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From "Knut Anders Hatlen (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (DERBY-3398) Support min/max values for Java types float/double in real/double columns
Date Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:52:13 GMT

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Knut Anders Hatlen commented on DERBY-3398:
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One could also imagine the following behaviour, consistent across the drivers:

- immediate checking of +/- Infinity and NaN in both client and embedded

- deferred checking of DB2 limits in both client and embedded

Since DB2 limits will no longer be checked in new databases, that would mean all range checks
happen immediately in upgraded/fresh databases.

Deferred checks will only happen in soft upgraded databases. Applications that cannot live
with the deferred checks could upgrade the database dictionary, and the deferred checks will
go away.
                
> Support min/max values for Java types float/double in real/double columns
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-3398
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-3398
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: SQL
>    Affects Versions: 10.4.1.3
>            Reporter: Knut Anders Hatlen
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: derby_triage10_10
>         Attachments: derby-3398-2.diff, derby-3398-3.diff, derby-3398-3.stat, derby-3398-4.diff,
derby-3398.diff, derby-3398.status
>
>
> Derby doesn't support the entire range of valid (finite) values of the Java primitive
types double/float in columns with SQL type DOUBLE or REAL. This appears to be a limitation
that was introduced for compatibility with DB2. There have been some requests on derby-user
that we lift this restriction.
> The restriction is enforced by the methods normalizeREAL() and normalizeDOUBLE() in org.apache.derby.iapi.types.NumberDataType.

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