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Re: [HACKERS] New XML section for documentation

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
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 18:38:43
Message-ID: 200608262038.44279.peter_e@gmx.net (view raw or flat)
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David Fetter wrote:
> We claim SQL standard compliance,

No, we don't.  And SQL conformance doesn't require you to implement all 
parts anyway.

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

-- 
Peter Eisentraut
http://developer.postgresql.org/~petere/

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