Given that the direction of the spec seems to be headed towards the desired syntax, can we put this on the TODO list?
Dave On Thu, 2003-02-20 at 11:49, Dave Cramer wrote: > Scott, > > I can't find page 858 in that document, is it the right one? > > also the link s/b ? > > ftp://ftp.sqlstandards.org/SC32/WG3/Progression_Documents/FCD/4FCD1-01-Framework-2002-01.pdf > > Dave > On Thu, 2003-02-20 at 11:20, scott.marlowe wrote: > > On Thu, 20 Feb 2003, Tom Lane wrote: > > > > > Hannu Krosing <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > > > Are you against it just on grounds of cleanliness and ANSI compliance, > > > > or do you see more serious problems in letting it in ? > > > > > > At this point it seems there are two different things being tossed > > > about. I originally understood Dave to be asking for parens to be > > > allowed around individual target column names, which seems a useless > > > frammish to me. What Bruce has pointed out is that a syntax that lets > > > you assign multiple columns from a single rowsource would be an actual > > > improvement in functionality, or at least in convenience and efficiency. > > > (It would also be a substantial bit of work, which is why I think this > > > isn't what Dave was offering a quick patch to do...) What I'd like to > > > know right now is which interpretation Informix actually implements. > > > > > > I don't like adding nonstandard syntaxes that add no functionality --- > > > but if Informix has done what Bruce is talking about, that's a different > > > matter altogether. > > > > Tom, I was purusing the wild and wonderfully exciting new SQL > > > > (found here: > > ftp://sqlstandards.org/SC32/WG3/Progression_Documents/FCD/4FCD1-01-Framework-2002-01.pdf) > > > > ANSI TC NCITS H2 > > ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 32/WG 3 > > Database > > > > document to see what it had to say, and on this subject, and it looks like > > update is going to be supporing this same style we're discussing here. > > > > Look on or around p. 858 in that doc.) -- Dave Cramer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Cramer Consulting ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 1: subscribe and unsubscribe commands go to [EMAIL PROTECTED]