Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] RFC: Proposal for the implementation
Author Ann W. Harrison
At 04:09 PM 11/24/2004, Arno Brinkman wrote:

>In my understanding the "inherited definition" is only taken at definition
>time and what happens after that is not important.

Fine for permanent tables, but not terribly useful for temporary
tables. Though, of course, maintaining the inherited definition
would be messy if one wanted to backup and restore the database.
Having a table that changed format and contents when restored from
a backup would be ... well ... odd.

On the other hand, I would like to have temporary tables that
use a subquery definition to be created to match the current
results of the subquery and to have their data loaded on reference.
Creating a new table instance - which is what a temporary table
is, essentially - using data that was current when the table was
defined seems ill-considered. Not to mention messy as hell,
regardless of the implementation chosen.

I will read the new standard closely and try to understand the
intention of the committee...