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Re: [HACKERS] Re: [SQL] prob with aggregate and group by - returns multiples

From: Thomas Lockhart <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, George Dau <gedau(at)isa(dot)mim(dot)com(dot)au>, "'pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org'" <pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org>, PostgreSQL Development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Re: [SQL] prob with aggregate and group by - returns multiples
Date: 2000-02-29 05:48:12
Message-ID: 38BB5D9C.ED50B126@alumni.caltech.edu (view raw or flat)
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> > Postgres thinks that TEMP is a keyword, so it won't take it as a table
> > name unless you put quotes around it.
> This is really an unfortunate case where someone should have read the SQL
> standard before putting in a feature. The SQL keyword is TEMPORARY, and
> TEMP is really a popular name for a dummy table.

So why not yank TEMP and require TEMPORARY? Saving an extra 5
characters of typing is not a good enough reason to keep it imho, and
if the SQL92 standard requires a particular form why bother extending
it?

A major release is a good time to adjust syntax to promote
compliance...

                      - Thomas

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Thomas Lockhart				lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu
South Pasadena, California

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