Simon Willison’s Weblog


SQLite: STRICT Tables (draft). Draft documentation for a feature that sounds like it could be arriving in SQLite 3.37 (the next release)—adding a “STRICT” table-option keyword to a CREATE TABLE statement will cause the table to strictly enforce typing rules for data in that table, rejecting inserts that fail to match the column’s datatypes.

I’ve seen many programmers dismiss SQLite due to its loose typing, so this feature is really exciting to me: it will hopefully remove a common objection to embracing SQLite for projects.