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Re: [tdf-discuss] LO Base Enhancements



On 07/29/2014 12:06 AM, Terrence Enger wrote:
With respect to dynamic column typing in SQLite,
On Mon, 2014-07-28 at 20:34 -0400, Andrew Douglas Pitonyak wrote:
I think that this is intentional, so, I don't think it is actually
broken. I never bothered to investigate the motivation for it.
Certainly intentional.  Indeed, the web site for SQLite describes it
as a positive virtue.

I should have written "broken by design".

I find it personally annoying, but not broken. I think that what you
really mean is that you find it not usable for a certain application
that you have in mind.
The cost is in thinking about what a query may return:  comparisons do
not mean what we are used to.  For that matter, what does a value mean
when it is not in the domain in which it is supposedly defined?

Terry.




Well said Terry, well said.

Your last paragraph is, I think, an excellent summary of one of the greatest disadvantages to SQLite. I t annoys me when I use specific DDL to create a DB, I then retrieve the types and such that were created, and the types are different than what I requested. I suppose that I should be happy that it is able to map to what they support.

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