[PostgreSQL 7.4RC2 on i686-pc-linux-gnu] [soon to upgrade to 8.x]
I have a simple schema design question. I'm torn between:
create table steps(step text, step_version int, substep text, substep_version int);
create table steps(step text, version int, substep text, substep_version int)
I.e., should a field in steps be "version" or "step_version"? On one hand,
the "step_" prefix is redundant noise in this context, but for doing joins,
it seems like globally distinct names might make things clearer.
Are there other advantages/disadvantages to these naming schemes?
My goals (in this major schema reorganization) are simplicty, clarity, and
in particular, to facilitate nieve users' read-only ODBC access through
Excel or other GUI clients.
-- George Young
"Are the gods not just?" "Oh no, child.
What would become of us if they were?" (CSL)
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