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From Julian Foad <julian.f...@wandisco.com>
Subject Re: Can I add "NOT NULL" to PRISTINE table columns?
Date Thu, 02 Dec 2010 10:27:02 GMT
I (Julian Foad) wrote:
> > Julian Foad <julian.foad@wandisco.com> writes:
> > 
> > > I imagine it should be possible to add 'NOT NULL' to these columns
> > > without performing a format bump or writing any upgrade code.  Am I
> > > right?
> 
> Hyrum Wright wrote:
> > If we're already enforcing it in the C code, I see no problem with
> > doing so in the sql schema.  Additionally, I don't really see how you
> > could add the 'NOT NULL' clause in a format bump without doing table
> > duplication, which doesn't seem worth the trouble for something like
> > this.
> 
> Right.
> 
> Philip Martin wrote:
> > Existing working copies would not be upgraded, although I suppose the
> > client would work.  Perhaps make it a format 99 step?
> 
> The software won't see any difference except it will provide a sanity
> check when we're developing and modifying Subversion code and testing
> against new WCs.  I don't think there is any need to upgrade existing
> development WCs in this respect.
> 
> I'll mention it in a comment in the format 99 step, but don't think we
> need to write any SQL for it.

Committed r1041321.

- Julian



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