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    • Type: Sub-task
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Fix Version/s: 1.1.0
    • Component/s: CQL
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      I think we should switch to standard ORDER BY x [DESC] syntax, for several reasons.

      First, because ORDER [DESC] is not very readable. By that I mean, you have no idea what it means unless you cross reference with the CF definition.

      Second, because it's not a sufficiently better fit than the SQL syntax to justify inventing our own.

      Third (and this is the big one) I strongly suspect that we're going to start supporting at least limited run-time ordering in the near future, and this gives us some future proofing while working reasonably well in the meantime: we can simply reject with IRE ORDER BY requests that aren't compatible with the comparator, similarly to what we used to do with unindexed WHERE expressions. (Which is also a good example of us being dragged kicking and screaming into being more flexible at query time...)

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            • Assignee:
              slebresne Sylvain Lebresne
              Reporter:
              jbellis Jonathan Ellis
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              Jonathan Ellis
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