[DB-SIG] Re: [Tutor] Re: A little example for MySql

Deirdre Saoirse deirdre@deirdre.net
Tue, 24 Oct 2000 11:49:43 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 24 Oct 2000, Andy Dustman wrote:

> There are actually a lot of things about that example I don't care
> for. One is a gratituous use of try ... except clauses (i.e. the
> except does what the Python interpreter does when there is no except).
> Another is the use of * in SQL and default columns on INSERT. And then
> there are several single-row INSERTs into the same table.

Yeah, I could have used multi-row inserts but I chose not to; I think a
single row insert is easier to understand but, for a simple example,
having one of each might have been a better idea.

Still, either way, the examples (either of ours) are more concise and
comprehensible than what ships with the MySql bindings.

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