[DB-SIG] :1 vs. :arg variables in SQL (oracle interface).

Jim Fulton jim.fulton@Digicool.com
Tue, 29 Sep 1998 07:37:34 -0400

Anthony Baxter wrote:
> Strangely, the thought of writing an SQL parser makes me twitch.

I don't think you actually need to write a full parser.  All you
have to worry about is not messing with ":1" that might be buried
in a string literal. Right?  Further, the rules for SQL string literals
make this pretty easy to avoid.

Something along the lines of (a better algorithm, 
avoiding regsub should be used):

  for i in range(0,2,len(ssql)):
should work fine. No?  Can you think of any Oracle SQL that
would defeat this?


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