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Re: Listing SQL books in the documentation

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Listing SQL books in the documentation
Date: 2001-09-04 16:17:16
Message-ID: 200109041617.f84GHGg15087@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> The documentation set contains several references to commercial books
> about databases and/or SQL for "more information".  Most of these are
> rather old by today's standards (93-97), so I think we should do something
> about that.  Possibilities:
> 
> a) Update the list with our favourites of the day
> 
> b) Sell advertisement spots for the documentation ;-)
> 
> c) Not list any commerical books in the documentation at all
> 
> Personally, I'm leaning towards (c) because I feel the documentation
> should not be biased in that way, and it makes it look less like "we're
> too lazy to document this, please read a book".
> 
> Untouched by any of this would of course be references to relevant
> academic works and specific references to any kind of text to support
> implementation choices, etc.

FYI, the FAQ mentions books too.

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