Relax, Anton. I simply wrote that b/c Sean said others on the list
might know the SQL method.

On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 10:38 AM, Anton Aylward <anton.aylw...@rogers.com> wrote:
> banane said the following on 02/09/2010 12:34 PM:
>
>> In pure SQL it would be:
>>
>> [snip]
>
> BTDT.   Deperately want to avoid going back!
>
>> I'm not well versed enough in Rails to know how to do this, ha! Isn't
>> there a "sql" option in ActiveRecord where you can just push in db-sql
>> and not worry about Rails doing the joins?
>
> The whole point was to use the rails _console_ and use the
> object-relational mapping.  If I wanted a SQL solution I wouldn't have
> asked in a Ruby/Rails/Radiant forum :-)
>
> I like the idea of constructs such as
>
>   Page.find(:all. :conditions .....).name
> as an extrapolation of
>   Page.name
>
> This is "Object" stuff, which is a lot more natural to an natural
> language user than the half-RPN nature of SQL.
>
> SQL is really the assembly code of database programming.
> The Rails object relational mapping is the HLL.
>
> If you love programming in assembly code I'm not going to stop you.
> But most of the programmers I know use at least C or C++, if not Perl or
> PHP or Python, and Ruby is one of the more H of the HLLs.
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