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PostgreSQL and the SQL standards process

PostgreSQL and the SQL standards process

Posted Sep 22, 2011 6:12 UTC (Thu) by ekj (guest, #1524)
In reply to: PostgreSQL and the SQL standards process by smurf
Parent article: PostgreSQL and the SQL standards process

I didn't get that part either.

If you've got a database that already efficiently support

select * from [foo] limit 100 offset 100

Then surely making changes to the syntax-tree so that it instead (or additionally) supports:

select * from [foo] make a effing slice from 100 to 200

That's a horrible example, because *renaming* identical functionality is just about the simplest change anyone could possibly make.


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PostgreSQL and the SQL standards process

Posted Sep 23, 2011 12:30 UTC (Fri) by pflugstad (subscriber, #224) [Link]

One other thing to remember is that often the representatives to this standards bodies are entirely non-technical. They are professional standards body attendees, and they don't really understand the material they're looking at. They have zero concept of how easy or hard or literally impossible something is to actually implement. So you get silly stuff like this.


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