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Re: plug-n-play MS SQL Server replacement

From: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
To: Christopher Browne <cbbrowne(at)acm(dot)org>,pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: plug-n-play MS SQL Server replacement
Date: 2004-02-21 01:52:12
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> Most conspicuously, MySQL is most likely an imitator of Sybase
> (progenitor of the code that Microsoft sells) in having
> "autoincrementing columns" as compared to PostgreSQL's notion of
> "sequence objects."

Nope.   AUTO_INCREMENT is in the SQL 99 spec.    It's actually well-supported 
in the industry.   Eventually we'll probably come up with a command to 
emulate it using sequences so that we can have the SQL-compliance points.

Mind you, AUTO_INCREMENT is one of those things that the SQL committee screwed 
up on, like the INTERVAL type.    

And don't know Sybase, it's a pretty good system with some features we could 
do worse than steal.

-Josh Berkus
 Aglio Database Solutions
 San Francisco

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