Escaping confusion with Python 3 + MySQL
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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