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From Eric Evans <>
Subject Re: CQL support for compound columns
Date Sat, 24 Dec 2011 20:09:10 GMT
On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 9:22 AM, Jonathan Ellis <> wrote:
> Hmm, I thought I sent this but it was sitting in my Drafts box.
> Anyway, I've updated to
> flesh out the earlier proposals and editorialize a little in
> "Discussion Summary" sections.
> I'm skeptical that splitting dicussion across Jira and the ML is a big
> improvement over Jira-only but I'm willing to give it a try.

Yeah, it probably depends on how much more discussion there will be.
The summary in the wiki is fantastic though.  It's especially nice
being able to see the most recent proposal, up to date with all of the
incremental changes,  and in one place.  Thanks for that!

> On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 4:56 PM, Eric Evans <> wrote:
>> There has been a discussion taking place in CASSANDRA-2474[1]
>> regarding the language and semantics of compound columns in CQL.
>> Though the issue was only opened in July, and despite extended periods
>> of inactivity, it is monstrously long.  Additionally, the discussion
>> necessarily includes inline visual aids (tables, graphics, and
>> verbatim code snippets) that are constantly being revised, which only
>> compounds (pun intended) the problem.  I feel as though this is not
>> only making the discussion less constructive, but that it may be
>> scaring people off, (and IMO, this issue could use to be discussed
>> among a larger group anyway).
>> I propose two things, 1) that we move the discussion to this mailing
>> list, and 2) that we track the various approaches in the wiki.

Eric Evans
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