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From: Dan <guntermann_at_verizon.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2005 07:09:47 GMT
Message-ID: <%ccXd.57486$EL5.51052@trnddc05>


A little bit a surprising news on the SQL standards committee. Does anyone know the background of and impetus behind this development?

> There are two ballots submitted to the next SQL Standard meeting
> requesting the SQL Standard group to disolve(!).
> To be honest, I'm worried about big ticket items in SQL.
> (e.g. a floating point Number datatype that has support in C, Java, SQL
> and the Hardware; completing MERGE, SQLXML, ....)
> An EXCLUDE clause for SELECT * woudl be .. nice-to-have at best.
>
> I am pleased to find users who care about the SQL Standard, even though
> I don't quite share the same priorities. Perhaps the powers to be take
> note. If there are more horses committed to the effort lower priority
> items can be addressed....
>
> Cheers
> Serge
> --
> Serge Rielau
> DB2 SQL Compiler Development
> IBM Toronto Lab
Received on Tue Mar 08 2005 - 01:09:47 CST

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