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Re: PROPOSAL: Rename plugin::InfoSchemaTable -> plugin::InfoSchemaView


I think the correct term for this kind of thing is a "virtual table". A virtual table is a base table that is generated on the fly from non- relational data.

I think of a view, on the other hand, as a way of looking at base tables. So I think view would be incorrect.

I recommend: plugin::InfoSchemaTable -> plugin:: InfoSchemaVirTab

or InfoSchemaVirtualTable, if you don't mind long names.

On Dec 2, 2009, at 9:16 PM, Jay Pipes wrote:

Subject says it all.

INFORMATION_SCHEMA objects aren't tables, they are views, as they are only read-only materializations of data stored in other places (hash_map<>s, other real tables, HASHs, etc)



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