"David Fetter" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> What I mean by "kinda" is that it's a standard way of handling
> parameters in Oracle and in DBI.  

That's a good reason *not* to use them for other purposes. Users trying to
create procedures through DBI or other interfaces like it will run into
problems when the driver misinterprets the parameters.

> I think it would be a very bad idea
> to require that people use the function name in parameters, 

I think were talking about only allowing it to disambiguate if the name is
shadowed by a variable in an inner scope.

  Gregory Stark
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