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Re: [HACKERS] New XML section for documentation

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>, 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 18:45:21
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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.
> 
>> 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.

As separate sections I agree with Peter. However it would be a good idea 
to have a section that talks about Potential and/or Upcoming technologies.

All of the above could be covered under that.

Joshua D. Drake


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