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From Yi Yang <>
Subject Re: column metadata and sstable
Date Fri, 12 Aug 2011 01:21:38 GMT
Thanks Aaron,

This is the same as I've thought. But I'm wondering if there's come triggers that can hash
the column name in order to save disk space. Or do you think it's better to have this feature?


On Aug 6, 2011, at 7:06 PM, aaron morton wrote:

> AFAIK it just makes it easier for client API's to understand what data type to use. e.g.
it can give your code a long rather than a str / byte array . 
> Personally I'm on the fence about using it. It has some advantages to the client, but
given the server does not really need the information it feels a little like additional coupling
that's not needed . 
> Cheers
> -----------------
> Aaron Morton
> Freelance Cassandra Developer
> @aaronmorton
> On 6 Aug 2011, at 11:58, Yi Yang wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I'm wondering what's the advantage of assigning column metadata when NOT using secondary
>> I've gone through the SSTable internal and found out it won't do such conversion.
   Thus I think the only advantage we got via column metadata is a data validation type, am
I correct?
>> Thanks.
>> Steve

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