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From Michael Campbell <michael.campb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Dynamic tables.
Date Wed, 02 Nov 2005 17:36:02 GMT
On 11/2/05, Larry Meadors <lmeadors@apache.org> wrote:
> On 11/2/05, Ben Munat <bent@munat.com> wrote:
> > Larry Meadors wrote:
> > > DDL != SQL :)
> > >
> > There may be other ways of defining a DDL, but to most people it means "create",
"drop"
> > and "alter", which are ANSI SQL.
> >
> > It seems disingenuous of iBatis to claim it -- as David points out -- "provides
the full
> > power of SQL", when it doesn't support three of the most common commands. And...
>
> ANSI SQL, or not, I have to disagree. Look at youe SQL logs sometime,
> and count the number of times insert/update/delete/select statements
> are run and compare them to the number of times alter table is run.
> :-)
>
> 99.9999% of the SQL used by an application is supported by iBATIS, and
> of course you are always free to try the other 0.001% if you want.
>
> To say that this does not represent "the full power of SQL" is a
> stretch at best.

Indeed.  To, there is a big difference between "The full power of SQL"
 and "The power of full SQL".  It seems the OP is wanting the latter,
which is not what is advertised.

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