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Update the CVE list. (check-in: 7565236dfd user: drh tags: branch-3.32)
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Fix typo. (check-in: 4bcbd4ac5e user: drh tags: branch-3.32)
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enhancements to the internal schema representation.  Changing the
internal schema representation would be much more difficult if the
schema representation was exposed in the database file.  So, in other
words, storing the schema as text helps maintain backwards 
compatibility, and helps ensure that older database files can be
read and written by newer versions of SQLite.

<p>Storing the schema a text also makes the 
[SQLite database file format] easier to define, document, and 
understand. This helps make SQLite database files a
[recommended storage format] for long-term archiving of data.

<p>The downside of storing schema a text is that it can make
the schema tricky to modify.  And for that reason, the ALTER TABLE
support in SQLite has traditionally lagged behind other SQL







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enhancements to the internal schema representation.  Changing the
internal schema representation would be much more difficult if the
schema representation was exposed in the database file.  So, in other
words, storing the schema as text helps maintain backwards 
compatibility, and helps ensure that older database files can be
read and written by newer versions of SQLite.

<p>Storing the schema as text also makes the 
[SQLite database file format] easier to define, document, and 
understand. This helps make SQLite database files a
[recommended storage format] for long-term archiving of data.

<p>The downside of storing schema a text is that it can make
the schema tricky to modify.  And for that reason, the ALTER TABLE
support in SQLite has traditionally lagged behind other SQL