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Re: [HACKERS] New XML section for documentation

From: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>,PostgreSQL-documentation <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] New XML section for documentation
Date: 2006-08-26 18:56:41
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On Sat, Aug 26, 2006 at 08:38:43PM +0200, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> David Fetter wrote:
> > We claim SQL standard compliance,
> 
> No, we don't.  And SQL conformance doesn't require you to implement
> all parts anyway.

Right.  It'd be nice to be able to tell what level of conformance we
have to which parts of the standard.

> > so since those are part of SQL:2003, we probably ought to mention
> > them.  SQL/PSM is a programming language that lives inside the
> > database, and DB2 and MySQL have it.  SQL/MED lets people talk to
> > other data stores.  SQL/OLB appears to be derived from equel,
> > which we have as ecpg.  SQL/Schemata contains the information
> > schema.  SQL/JRT appears to bear some similarity to PL/Java and
> > PL/J.
> 
> It's pretty useless to talk about stuff that we don't have yet.

I think it's useful to mention what's arriving, what's being worked
on, and what's not even being contemplated in the long term.

> The point of the XML section is that we have a number of things, and
> users are having trouble (understandably) fitting them together.

Similar troubles apply--on a smaller scale--to the information schema,
SQL/OLB, SQL/JRT, etc.

Cheers,
D
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