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From:Martijn Tonies Date:June 9 2005 8:38pm
Subject:Re: Timestamp and it's usage (Re: Seriously.. When are we going to get subqueries?!)
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> http://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql/en/timestamp-4-1.html
>
> > Absolutely brilliant document *g* ...
> >
> > So now, it makes a difference if it's the first TIMESTAMP column,
> > if it's running in MaxDB mode, if it has a defaulf of NULL (which will
> > be silently changed), if it has no default, a default of
> > CURRENT_TIMESTAMP, or it matters if there's an ON UPDATE
> > clause...
>
> And it depends on which *minor* release it is. 4.1.0 is different from
> 4.1.1 is different from 4.1.2 is different from 4.1.3 is different
> from 4.1.6. And it depends on how long ago you sacrificed a goat and
> the position og te moon.
>

Changing functionality and adding columns etc in minor point releases
is something I really hate about MySQL.

Same for removing or changing column names from system commands.
Truely annoying. Never heard of "backwards compatibility" I guess...
Had a conversation with some MySQL folks - really hard to get the
point through to them...

> > Damn man... The guy who thought this up should be smacked in the head!
>
> Should be made to fix it :)

No, smacked in the head... :-)

With regards,

Martijn Tonies
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