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Re: High-Profile Advocacy Opportunity: Vbulletin Forum

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)dcc(dot)uchile(dot)cl>
Cc: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>,Donnacha Mac Gloinn <postgresql(dot)org(at)donnacha(dot)com>,pgsql-advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: High-Profile Advocacy Opportunity: Vbulletin Forum
Date: 2004-06-17 19:14:50
Message-ID: 200406172114.50469.peter_e@gmx.net (view raw or flat)
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Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 17, 2004 at 08:13:19PM +0200, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> > Josh Berkus wrote:
> > > My personal conjecture:
> > >
> > > The "extended insert" is not on the Postgres TODO list because:
> > > a) It's not ANSI SQL standard.
> > > b) We have COPY, which is better.
> >
> > Unfortunately that statement is mostly wrong:
> > - It is on the TODO list.
> > - It is standard.
> > - It is better than COPY.
>
> Why is it better than COPY?

Because you can't insert 1+1 using COPY.  There are nontrivial 
extensions of that example, of course.


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