Neil Conway <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> On a related note, UPDATE uses the FROM keyword to denote the list of 
> relations to join with, whereas DELETE uses USING. Should we make USING 
> an alias for FROM in UPDATE and if so, should we deprecate FROM? This 
> would be more consistent, which I suppose is a good thing.

Of course, the entire reason this didn't happen years ago is that we
couldn't agree on what keyword to use... you sure you want to reopen
that discussion?

I don't think changing UPDATE is a good idea.  It's consistent with
SELECT and people are used to it.

You could argue that something like

        DELETE FROM target [ { USING | FROM } othertables ] ...

is the best compromise.  Those who like consistency can write FROM,
those who don't like "FROM a FROM b" can write something else.

                        regards, tom lane

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