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Re: Question

From: Chris Travers <chris(at)travelamericas(dot)com>
To: David Costa <geeks(at)dotgeek(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Question
Date: 2004-02-21 11:13:47
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On Sat, 2004-02-21 at 09:13, David Costa wrote:

> dead elephant  ;) what about a cool one line postgresql query in lieu 
> of him ? could demonstrate the logic power of postgresql vs mysql and 
> others
> anyone willing to share a nice one ?

Hmmm....  Thinking of PostgreSQL vs MySQL vs. Firebird.....

Unfortunately most of my complex queries are 8-10 lines long and use
features such as subselects and UNION statements.  Those will show the
difference between MySQL and PostgreSQL, but should work in

I am afraid the request to demonstrate the logic power of PostgreSQL in
one line is sort of like asking for a proof to Fermat's Theorem in one
double-spaced page and normal font size.  If someone can do this, I will
be quite impressed :-P

Maybe a really simple PLPerl function might be a good idea?

Best Wishes,
Chris Travers

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