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From Evan Weaver <>
Subject Re: Data model names, reloaded
Date Mon, 24 Aug 2009 19:23:44 GMT
In one of the first threads I said I wasn't interested in stalling the
0.4 release. I also said we would write the patches. We talked about
the change to Ellis first at the hackfest a month ago; it's taken a
lot of work to get it right.

Plus, we build the Ruby client first, which seemed more important. The
experience of building a comprehensive client helped convince us the
naming was a problem.

Fundamentally there is a disagreement about the cost of the breakage
vs. the benefit of the improvement. If we are open to accepting such a
change for 0.5 then that seems worth discussing. Ellis suggested
taking a vote, so I will do that, and then we can move on.


On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 8:53 AM, Jonathan Ellis<> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 10:50 AM, Toby DiPasquale<> wrote:
>> That was not my intent. Evan's provided some good stuff. However, I
>> think your original post would not have incited my post if you'd
>> provided some point at which this could be re-evaluated instead of
>> implying that the subject needed to be dropped altogether. Do you have
>> a suggestion as to when this could be revisited?
> The corollary to "it's too late for 0.4" is "it's too late, period."
> Every project reaches a point past which it's no longer worth
> revisiting certain fundamental decisions.  IMO Cassandra has passed
> that point for "what do we call a Column."
> -Jonathan

Evan Weaver

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