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Re: [HACKERS] Where's the SQL3 spec?

From: "Ross J(dot) Reedstrom" <reedstrm(at)wallace(dot)ece(dot)rice(dot)edu>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Where's the SQL3 spec?
Date: 2000-03-01 16:35:11
Message-ID: 20000301103511.A15067@rice.edu (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, Mar 01, 2000 at 04:04:19PM +0100, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Can somebody point me to a place where I can get one of those public
> drafts of SQL3? I heard DEC has the somewhere, but where?

Hmm, a quick google search seems to indicate that the various SQL draft
standards have been picked up by the dbperl package, and distributed to
CPAN mirror sites as the directory refinfo inside the module "dbperl". The
home directory seems to be one that may be close (in netspace) to Sweden:

http://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/packages/dbperl/refinfo/

Hmm, there's an interesting Manifesto in there, authored by Darwen and 
Date (no copyright date on it, though): Seems they doesn't care for SQL
very much as an implementation of the Relational Model.

Ahh, web search engines are getting good (or is that bad?) enough to
revive a favorite game of mine from childhood: "Things I learned on the
way to looking up other things":

A google search on a bare 'SQL3' turns up this link:

http://www.objs.com/x3h7/fmindex.htm

It's a couple years old, but has some white papers giving interpretations
of the object models from different systems, including SQL3.

The Manifesto I mentioned above also talks about OO (there, cheekly
defined as an abreviation of Other Orthogonal, so the paper talks about RM
Prescriptions and Proscriptions, and OO Prescriptions and Proscriptions)
Specifically, how the Relational and Object Models might (not) interact.

There's also a "state of the standards" page, though it's last modified
date is 1997, and it talks about "upcoming votes" in '97. Still, an
interesting take on the standards setting processes:

http://www.jcc.com/SQLPages/jccs_sql.htm

Ross
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Ross J. Reedstrom, Ph.D., <reedstrm(at)rice(dot)edu> 
NSBRI Research Scientist/Programmer
Computer and Information Technology Institute
Rice University, 6100 S. Main St.,  Houston, TX 77005


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