> > >>> Allow optional () after current_user, session_user, user, current_time,
> > >>> current_timestamp, current_date for ODBC compatibility.
> > >> It's not apparent to me that this is an improvement in our standards
> > >> compatibility.
> > > ODBC is generally thought of as being a standard.
> > True ... if it's okay with Thomas then I won't object.
> ODBC is a standard, but not the standard targeted by our implementation
> of SQL in the backend, and does not *require* direct support for all
> features in the backend. In some cases, we solve that in the ODBC
> driver, with perhaps help from extensions defined in odbc.sql.
> SQL99 indicates that an argument between parens is required, so this
> would be an extension to that standard. Also, if we agree that this
> extension must be in the backend because the ODBC driver cannot
> implement it (I'm not certain about that; it looks pretty reasonable to
> fit it in with a few changes to the mapFunction() routine) then I'd like
> to see it implemented as part of the original CURRENT_TIME(arg)
> definition, not as a completely separate rule (or did you get
> shift/reduce conflicts trying it that way?).
That is a good argument. Seems isolating it in the ODBC code would be
optimal. Does that mean that SQL99 doesn't like now() and functions
with no arguments?
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