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From Jonathan Ellis <>
Subject Re: Naming in sourcecode
Date Mon, 05 Apr 2010 21:56:28 GMT
Table is the old name for Keyspace.  I agree that CFs are closer to
the traditional use of the "table" concept (which is why we changed

On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 4:49 PM, Morten Wegelbye Nissen <> wrote:
> Hi Sirs,
> I have for CASSANDRA-859 removed the keyspace part from the whole cli
> syntax. And made i possible to change keyspace. Current keyspace is stored
> in the client.
> Natural next step for me is to remove the keyspace part in the server side,
> So next step was to go for CASSANDRA-714 - this took me a little more into
> the details on how the server side is working. Doing my browsing around of
> how stuff works I see that from time to time the keyspace is named a
> keyspace, and in other cases its a table.
> Is there any logic in when what word is used? Lagacy? Or is it just becuase
> someone likes the one word over the other?
> To my limited knowledge so far, if one really wants to "map" the therms to
> rldbms words, I see the keyspace as a schema, and the cf's as tables, no?
> ./Morten
> btw. If one tries to run inside eclipse jline.terminal =
> jline.UnsupportedTerminal is very usefull.

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