Solved - Python: automate input to MySQL query

Joe Riopel goon12 at
Thu Sep 24 14:49:02 CEST 2009

On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 4:21 PM, D'Arcy J.M. Cain <darcy at> wrote:
> In any case, I have a strong philosophical objection to using the same
> name to refer to two different things regardless of any operational
> issues.  The manager.firstname and employee.firstname are not the same
> thing and should have different names to reflect that.

They are in separate tables, that should be enough to reflect the fact
that they're not the same thing.

> A similar issue comes up in the classic situation of the inventory table
> price field and the sale item price field.  They sound like the same
> thing but they are not.  One is the current price in the catalogue and
> the other is the price it was sold for at a particular time.  They need
> different names for that reason.

I am not sure if you're talking about two different tables (inventory
and sale?). If you meant a single table; I would hope you don't have
two columns, with the same name, in a single table. If you were
talking about two different tables, see my above comment.

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