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From "Kim Haase (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-2365) Example of MAX in Derby Reference Manual is not explained appropriately
Date Wed, 21 Feb 2007 15:58:05 GMT

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Kim Haase commented on DERBY-2365:
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Would this be less ambiguous?

"...because a string that has one or more trailing blank spaces is treated as identical to
the same string that does not have trailing blank spaces."

I know it's a bit clumsy. But a phrase beginning with "without" can be either adverbial or
adjectival, so it took me a while to figure out if the "without" in Bryan's suggestion appled
to the noun "string" or to the verb phrase.

I think that "because a blank space is a special value" doesn't really explain the situation.

> Example of MAX in Derby Reference Manual is not explained appropriately
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-2365
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-2365
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Documentation
>         Environment: http://db.apache.org/derby/docs/dev/ref/rrefsqlj27781.html
>            Reporter: Tomohito Nakayama
>            Priority: Minor
>
> In this part, next sentence of an example exists.
> For example, if the values 'z' and 'z ' are both stored in a column, you cannot control
which one will be returned as the maximum, because a blank space has no value.
> Because blank space is value, I think "because a blank space has no value" is not appropriate.
> I think it should be as "because a blank space is an special value".

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