On Wednesday 17 September 2003 18:46, pete M wrote:
> Mike Klein wrote:
> > For example, php mysql library supports list_dbs and list_tables commands
> > as well as getting table metadata. MySQL sql also 'natively' supports
> > these commands (show databases, show tables, describe <tableName>).
> >
> > Why not similar commands for Oracle, SQLServer, etc.? These are simply
> > selects against certain system tables, no?
> Go and ask M$ and Oracle..

I doubt whether they have anything to do with it (although it's nice to blame 
everything on M$), but rather it is author(s) of the particular DB extensions 
who you have to thank for the current inconsistencies.

I think some move is being made to make the commands consistent across the 
different DBs. Eg the names of the postgresql functions are being changed to 
match those of the mysql functions.

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