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Re: Flyer nr. 1

From: Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum <ads(at)pgug(dot)de>
To: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: pgeu-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Flyer nr. 1
Date: 2008-01-20 14:27:19
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On Sun, Jan 20, 2008 at 02:03:23PM +0000, Simon Riggs wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-01-20 at 14:48 +0100, Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum wrote:
> > 
> > > There is only one SQL Standard and it is called SQL:2003. It
> > > supercedes all previous versions, so quoting compliance with
> > > multiple versions has no meaning. (If you are compliant with
> > > SQL-92 but not SQL:2003 then you are no longer compliant with the
> > > SQL Standard). There are no RDBMS yet fully compliant with
> > > SQL:2003.
> > 
> > This is correct, but ...
> > As you state, no RDBMS is fully compliant with SQL:2003. So in most 
> > cases people go and look, what else from previous standards is 
> > available.
> "Previous standards" are historical, so comparing current features with
> the previous standard is like saying I would have come first if I'd gone
> back in time to the Moscow Olympics.

What if no one really implements the current standard?

> It's much easier just to mention the present standard and our present
> level of compliance to it.

Anyway, i changed the first chapter, but i'm not very happy with the
second chapter on the first page. Someone a good proposal here?


				Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum
German PostgreSQL User Group

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