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Re: MySQL Con 2008

From: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: Ron Mayer <rm_pg(at)cheapcomplexdevices(dot)com>, "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Subject: Re: MySQL Con 2008
Date: 2007-12-13 05:56:07
Message-ID: 200712130056.08470.xzilla@users.sourceforge.net (view raw or flat)
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On Wednesday 12 December 2007 17:27, Ron Mayer wrote:
> One more related area to features is identifying useful
> mysqlisms or postgre's QL's idiosyncrasies that both systems
> might want to adopt.  This might make life easier on customers
> who use both products. 

I think the majority of this probably would fall under the sql standards bit; 
ie. promoting things like use of information schema over show tables?

> I think the "replace/upsert" feature 
> is one that some postgresql users ask for.
>

i think the only ones who do are mysql converts, given none of the other 
commercial db's offer that syntax (afaik).  note there are sql standard ways 
of accomplishing it; though currently neither of the two systems support it.   

-- 
Robert Treat
Build A Brighter LAMP :: Linux Apache {middleware} PostgreSQL

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