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Re: Listing SQL books in the documentation

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Listing SQL books in the documentation
Date: 2001-09-03 21:20:41
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Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> The documentation set contains several references to commercial books
> about databases and/or SQL for "more information".  Most of these are
> rather old by today's standards (93-97), so I think we should do something
> about that.  Possibilities:
> a) Update the list with our favourites of the day
> b) Sell advertisement spots for the documentation ;-)
> c) Not list any commerical books in the documentation at all

> Personally, I'm leaning towards (c) because I feel the documentation
> should not be biased in that way, and it makes it look less like "we're
> too lazy to document this, please read a book".

I agree with (c) as far as the "official" (SGML) documentation goes.
I do think we should have a page on the website mentioning good books,
but let's keep it separate from the documentation proper.

> Untouched by any of this would of course be references to relevant
> academic works and specific references to any kind of text to support
> implementation choices, etc.


			regards, tom lane

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