> >> >From the MySQL doc :
> >> The ENGINE and TYPE options specify the storage engine for the table.
> >> ENGINE was added in MySQL 4.0.18 (for 4.0) and 4.1.2 (for 4.1). It is
> >> preferred option name as of those versions, and TYPE has become
> >> deprecated. TYPE will be supported throughout the 4.x series, but
> >> will be removed in MySQL 5.1.
> >> So I assume it makes sense to change it also for SHOW TABLE STATUS :)
> >Well, in that case - the documentation fails to document the behaviour
> >The latest 4.1 beta does NOT have a "Type" column.
> The current manual does document it:
It documents "Engine" instead of "Type", but I cannot find the
part about deprecating "Type" in favor of "Engine".
> >Remove it in 5 or 5.1, fine - that's a major (and next major minor
> >release). But not in a sub-minor release.
> >A mistake then?
> A decision you disagree with.
A decision that has been taken waaaaay too lightly. If you expect
third party developers to tune their applications to every minor
sub-release, you will have a hard time gaining their thrust and
expecting them to support the latest and the greatest.
Would you expect us to stay away from 4.1 until it's become
> It's hard to win on this kind of thing. If we don't make changes, people
> say development is too slow. If we do, development is said to be
> Anyway, it's documented now.
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