> BTW, looking at the SQL99 standard, I see that you can do
> UPDATE table SET ROW = foo WHERE ...
> where foo is supposed to yield a row of the same rowtype as table
> --- I didn't dig through the spec in detail, but I imagine foo can
> be a sub-select.  I don't care a whole lot for that, though, since it
> would be a real pain in the neck if you're not updating all the columns.
> You'd have to go
> UPDATE table SET ROW = (SELECT table.a, table.b, foo.x, ... FROM foo)

How is the Informix syntax any better?


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