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Re: postgresql documentation iimprovements

From: Gavin Sherry <swm(at)linuxworld(dot)com(dot)au>
To: Scott Lamb <slamb(at)slamb(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: postgresql documentation iimprovements
Date: 2002-12-19 01:34:09
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.21.0212191232530.1016-100000@linuxworld.com.au (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, 18 Dec 2002, Scott Lamb wrote:

> Gavin Sherry wrote:
> > On Tue, 17 Dec 2002, Merlin Moncure wrote:
> >>2. IMHO, The documentation for create rule is not clear and detailed
> >>enough.  PHPfreaks.com has a very nice tutorial about this command and
> >>how it could be used in a production database.  It is very important for
> >>usage of this command to be clear, because only postgres has it, and
> > 
> > FWIW Oracle and other databases have rules.
> 
> This didn't sound right, so I just checked. The Oracle docs do not 
> mention "create rule". Google says Microsoft Transact SQL has a "create 
> rule", but it's not at all the same: a really, really old syntax for 
> check constraints or something. Only still there for backwards 
> compatibility.

Hah. You're right. Its been a long year...

Gavin


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