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From Glenn McAllister <gl...@somanetworks.com>
Subject Re: [ANN] Collecting requirements for Ant2
Date Thu, 22 Mar 2001 13:41:34 GMT
Peter Donald wrote:

>
> Well where foreach has been implemented it often does have ordering
> semantics (as a matter of fact I can't think of a implementation that does
> not have ordering semantics - can you?). However very few decent (I can't
> think of any) implementations of SQL have ordering semantics at that level
> (people who know the underlying strategy/structures/db can force a
> particular ordering but that was no inherent in SQL last time I read about
> it).
>

Then what does the ORDER BY clause do for you?  Its standard SQL (or if not,
I've never come across a vender that didn't implement it) for providing
ordering semantics to a query.

Glenn

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