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Fun with Bugs #18 - Feature Requests (Oldies but Goldies Part II)

In the previous "Fun with Bugs" posts I've mostly ignored feature requests. Users do file a lot of feature requests in MySQL bugs database, but until recently (when "Affects Me" button was introduced) there was no clear way to even try to influence the priority of the feature in development plans. There is still no way to see if the feature request has any priority. Surely, based on Oracle policies, nobody from Oracle will even try to give you a hint on when the "Verified" feature request is going to be implemented or what is its real internal priority...

Does it mean that there is no sense to make feature requests (or, for Oracle engineers, to process them and keep status in sync with reality)? No, it does not, IMHO. This is still one of few ways for a community user or even a customer to influence the future of MySQL. Even if Oracle will not start to act immediately in any obvious way based on your feature request, it will …

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My MySQL bugs and feature requests

My MySQL bugs is a list I recently created and intend to keep up to date with issues I have seen.

Is there a MySQL New feature request list anywhere?

Since the time that I’ve been using MySQL I have filed quite a few bug reports. Some of these have been fixed and many of the bug reports are actually new feature requests. While working with MySQL Enterprise Monitor I’ve probably filed more feature requests than bug reports.

That’s fine of course and my opinion of what is needed in MySQL or Merlin is one thing,  yours or the MySQL developers is something else. We all have our own needs and find things missing which would solve our specific problems.

If I have ten feature requests open and only one could be added to the software I’d also like to be able to say: this feature is the most important one for me.

However, it seems to me that there is no easy way in the mysql bug tracker at the moment to group together different types of new feature requests into groups of related features and then see the different types of …

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More MySQL idiocy, or "Why does INFORMATION_SCHEMA fail to show information about TEMPORARY tables?"

This problem is "documented" in two bugs:

Why in the world is this just a "documentation fix"? There have been a number of occasions when I've tried to write generic stored procedures that might want to analyze information about temporary tables. For instance, given a SELECT statement, I want to determine what datatypes each select clause produces. A fairly straightforward way to do this might be to run a "create temporary table xyz as (SELECT ... LIMIT 0), to produce an empty temporary table to analyze. This doesn't work however, because there isn't any information on xyz in the information schema! Worse, SHOW statements don't work as a PREPARED STATEMENT so there isn't any way to determine this information in …

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