Bug ID domain?

Jason Pyeron jason at pyeron.com
Thu Apr 24 23:46:16 UTC 2003

On Thu, 24 Apr 2003, Sean McAfee wrote:

>Sure, that'd be the most straightforward way to handle the issue.
>However, the tables I've already proposed have swollen the number of
>tables in the Bugzilla schema by almost 50%.  I'd be happier if those
>existing tables could be leveraged to hold default data as well, rather
>than introduce five new ones.  (I admit that this is more of an aesthetic
>thing for me.)

I personally don't worry about the number of tables AS LONG AS the names are 
well formatted and obvious. i.e. cf_*, cf_type*, etc.

To address the 'hack' issue. The domain of the bugids is db driven. It 
cannot be assumed that 0 will always be unused. Further to go negative 
would provide future issues. This is true if the column def is changed to 
unsigned in the future.

If you are worried about table bloat, then make use of the comment feature 
at creation time for tables.

Jason Pyeron

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