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Earnie Boyd earnie at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Jul 12 17:27:15 UTC 2010

Pierre Rineau wrote:
> Le lundi 12 juillet 2010 à 09:19 -0700, nan wich a écrit :
>> Is there an official stance on using hook_schema_alter to add columns
>> to core tables? For example, we collect additional data on anonymous
>> comments and want to actually save that data. Rather than creating
>> another table (and subsequent JOINs), I'd just as soon stuff that data
>> into the comments table, where it belongs. Should we ever disable
>> comments (unlikely), we probably wouldn't mind losing that data too.
>> Nancy E. Wichmann, PMP
>> Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. -- Dr. Martin L.
>> King, Jr.
> I would say, create a new table instead of populating core one.

I would create a new table as well.  The problem with modifying the core 
table is you never know if there will be a column added to it that 
matches a name you've chosen and if you add prefixes/suffixes to help 
namespace the column it becomes annoyingly long.

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