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View Work Proposal - Add whitespace handler to my.cnf parser

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Work Proposal Details - Add whitespace handler to my.cnf parser
Staff Feedback:

Subject: Add whitespace handler to my.cnf parser

Target: MySQL

Ticket #: (if applicable) 0

Submitting developer: GerryG

Expected Completion Date: 2008-11-01

Expected work hours: 40

Detailed Description of the work to be done:

I.  FUNCTIONALITY to be provided:

This would be an update to the MySQL conf file parser.  It would handle whitespace (newlines and
tabs, specifically) within conf parameters.

II.  JUSTIFICATION for this change:

ExtSQL uses the MySQL parser for loading the extsql_class_list parameter.  Unfortunately, the
current parsing system does not allow for multi-line config entries which makes the long lines of
the extsql config difficult to read.  This change would allow DBAs to keep tidier CNF files.

III.  USER INTERFACE SQL examples (if appropriate):

n/a

IV.  SRC FILE IMPACT (anticipated list of changes, new files):

unknown...MySQL cnf parsing functions.

V. TESTING REQUIREMENTS (how/what needs to be tested):

Will have to verify that there is no negative impact on other MySQL parameters.

VI. LIMITATIONS to ExtSQL Version/OS/Arch (if expected):

None

VII. SERVER SECURITY impact:

None

VIII. EXTSQL VERSIONS implemented:

x.x.2.0

Proposal status: Bidding

Work Proposal Bid Information
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