It seems a ligit question to me especially since Ruby interfaces so 
easily with mysql.

dblack / wobblini.net wrote:

> Hi --
>
> On Sun, 12 Mar 2006, chriswillis10 / gmail.com wrote:
>
>> so then,
>> what does drop table if exists do?
>
>
> It drops the table if the table exists, without raising an error if it
> doesn't.
>
> I'm not sure how this topic ended up on this mailing list, which is
> about Ruby.  Can you try to find an SQL or MySQL list to discuss this
> on?
>
>
> David
>