Re: Window functions patch v04 for the September commit fest

From: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>, Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, Hitoshi Harada <umi(dot)tanuki(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Window functions patch v04 for the September commit fest
Date: 2008-09-02 11:42:45
Message-ID: 1220355765.4371.381.camel@ebony.2ndQuadrant
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On Tue, 2008-09-02 at 03:14 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org> writes:
> > On Tue, Sep 02, 2008 at 02:42:25AM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> >> It's not like we haven't seen a SQL draft go down in flames before.
> > Do you think that anything in the windowing functions section will
> > disappear?
> Who's to say?
> I have no objection to looking at the 2003 and 200n documents in
> parallel, especially if there are places where 200n clarifies the
> intent of 2003. But I'd be suspicious of designing around
> entirely-new features presented by 200n.

I have confirmation from Michael Gorman, Wiscorp, that

> The new standard was approved in early Summer. SQL 2008 is finished.

So as of now, SQL2008 exists, all hail. SQL2003 and earlier versions
have been superseded and can be ignored.

Simon Riggs
PostgreSQL Training, Services and Support

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