Escaping confusion with Python 3 + MySQL

Jussi Piitulainen jussi.piitulainen at helsinki.fi
Tue Mar 28 01:09:17 EDT 2017


Gregory Ewing writes:

> Νίκος Βέργος wrote:
>
>> Its still a mystery to em whay this fails syntactically when at the
>> same time INSERT works like that.
>
> I don't think *anyone* understands why SQL was designed with
> INSERT and UPDATE having completely different syntaxes.
> But it was, and we have to live with it.

A story I heard is that IBM had two competing teams working to design a
database system. One team understood programming languages. The other
team understood storage system layouts. The latter team won, and their
system grew up to be SQL.


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