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Re: undocumented features?


Hi Federico

I know one of the weaknesses has been adding new content as a new article, and then not cross-linking it on all related pages, so you're right that this is probably not the only case. It'll be quite hard to 'check that all ... features are documented in the proper KB page' though! If I do spot anything will be sure to add it, otherwise feel free to add/report if you spot something.

Thanks for adding the missing content in this case.

On 11/08/2016 10:36, Federico Razzoli wrote:
Hi all!

I have a request: could you please check that all current/future features are documented in the proper KB page? The request includes "sub-features", that is, syntaxes that were implemented as part of a more generic feature. It is very possible that there are undocumented things, in my opinion.

For example, I just documented GRANT ... MAX_STATENENT_TIME. I learned it exists because I've read this page:

However the GRANT page didn't mention that syntax until I added that content. This means that, even if a user reads the documentation, he hardly knows about this feature. Also, I needed to experiment: in fact, from the above page, it wasn't clear if MAX_STATEMENT_TIME was a permission or a user resourse limit.

Again, this is just a request, not criticism. I'm writing this mail because, in my opinion, we all would benefit from all features being documented.

Thank you for your great work, MariaDB!