On Wednesday 21 September 2005 11:23, Martijn Tonies typed:
> Hi there,
> Did I just see in the documentation that the "comment" clause
> is being misused to supply a connection string for the federated
> If so, I sure hope it will be changed before the final 5.0 release.
> "comment" is next to useless like this. It's already being misused
> by InnoDB to describe the FK constraints...
> What's wrong with introducing a new clause?
The manual states:
The use of COMMENT for specifying the connection string is non-optimal and
will likely change in MySQL 5.1. Keep this in mind when you use FEDERATED
tables, because it means you'll need to make some modifications when that
So I'd guess they know full well it's not the best way to do it.