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From Thomas Fischer <tfisc...@apache.org>
Subject AW: Need some more opinions on TORQUE-44
Date Thu, 19 Oct 2006 20:29:52 GMT
From the various coments of the dev list, more than half of the people 
would rather not change this behaviour in a bugfix release. So I'm going 
to revert the change and reopen the bug, if noone vetoes this.

Note that this is not the end of the story, I'm convinced that this should 
be changed in the next major release.


On Fri, 6 Oct 2006, Thoralf Rickert wrote:

> Hi!
> I'm not sure if I'm able to vote for this problem because I'm not a Torque-developer
- so I decided to make a comment that could be a "workaround" for the problem with Greg. :)
> Because this bug seems nobody to disturb so far, we could remove the patch til we start
a new major release. I think, it isn't useful to create a branch for such situations with
backward compatibility problems or make switches or config properties to configure every littleness.
Maybe there could be a switch in the next major release that says something about "backward
compatibility" (which includes the problem with TORQUE-44 and other).
> For me the actual situation is absolutly okay, because I've created my Torque objects
and I'll never change/regenerate them anymore. I think, the next major release produces a
lot of work for everybody who wants to use it, because of the plan to replace the village
package. This replacement means that everybody who makes more then a simple doSelect() has
to change the own code.
> bye
> Thoralf
>> -----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
>> Von: Thomas Fischer [mailto:tfischer@apache.org]
>> Gesendet: Samstag, 30. September 2006 08:55
>> An: torque-dev@db.apache.org
>> Betreff: Need some more opinions on TORQUE-44
>> The problem addressed in
>> http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/TORQUE-44
>> was that in java generation, the constants for Column names
>> are generated
>> in upper case, while in sql generation, case is preserved. So there
>> is a msismatch between those two. This usually does not
>> matter, as sql
>> standard says that column name mathcing should be
>> case-insensitive, but as
>> usual, there are some databases which do not keep to the standard (in
>> this case sybase)
>> So Thoralf went ahead and submitted a patch, and I committed
>> it. However,
>> if you change now from Torque 3.2 to 3.2.1-dev, the constants for the
>> column names in generated java code change. So if one has
>> stored these
>> constants in some other place (like a database) in an
>> application, any
>> comparisons between the constants and the stored column names
>> will not
>> produce the same results as before, causing the application
>> to fail. Greg
>> ran into this problem in an application of his, so this
>> concern is not far
>> fetched.
>> The question is now whether we want to make this change in a
>> minor release
>> or not. So far, everybody has agreed that this was a bug when
>> it was coded
>> this way, but Greg's argument was that this behaviour has become a
>> standard in some sense.
>> My personal opinion is +0.1 for changing the constants to preserve
>> case, because it is not a big change and does not affect the "usual"
>> Torque use cases. If we can not make such a small change, we would be
>> reduced to nothing but fixing things which are obvious bugs between
>> smaller releases.
>> I am aware that the best possible approach would be to use a
>> svn branch
>> for fixing obvious bugs, and another for stuff which might
>> break anything,
>> but this would need a lot of effort in merging and I do not
>> see this to be
>> justified (I know what I'm talking about here, having merged the
>> 3.1.1-branch and the 3,2-dev branch, and in some cases it was just
>> praying that it woukld work out all right)
>> So please give your opinions whether we want to keep this
>> change in the
>> 3.2.1 release or whether we should wait for a major release
>> to put this
>> in.
>>     Thomas
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