List/Tuple bug or feature?

Alex Martelli aleax at aleax.it
Thu Sep 26 16:00:50 CEST 2002


Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:

> sismex01 at hebmex.com fed this fish to the penguins on Tuesday 24
> September 2002 03:12 pm:
> 
>> It's one of python's features :-)
>> 
>> For when you wanna write a long string, SQL for example:
>> 
>> Query = "SELECT what, when, where, why "
>>         "FROM t1, t2, t2 "
>>         "WHERE t1.id = t2.id_t1 and t3.id_t2 = t2.id and t1.id_t2 =
>>         t3.id " "AND t1.answer = 'OK'"

(Needs parenthese around it, or \ at line ends, of course).

>         What's wrong with...
> 
> query = """select what, when, where, why
>         from t1, t2, t3
>         where t1.id = t2.id_t1
>                 and t3_id2 = t2.id ...etc """

You can't intersperse comments in this way -- not a problem when
the string is simple enough, but some SQL queries can be pretty
complicated AND not all SQL dialects let you insert comments in
the query itself.


Alex




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