On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 8:22 AM, Kevin <darkintent / gmail.com> wrote:
> One more thing the SQL programming language as it currently exists was in
> fact designed to allow people who were not programmers by trade or traini=
ng
> to be able to comprehend the system. (Look on Wikipedia you can find a PD=
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> of the original proposal.) =A0It is the reason that the syntax took the f=
orm
> that it did.

Just to refresh everyone's memory what an INSERT statement looks like:

INSERT INTO table (column1, column2) VALUES (value1, value2);

Compare to UPDATE:

UPDATE table SET column1 =3D data WHERE column1 =3D NULL;

Contrast with SELECT:

SELECT column1, column2 FROM Table WHERE column1 =3D column2;

Not to put too fine a point to it: Well meant isn't well done.

--=20
Phillip Gawlowski

Though the folk I have met,
(Ah, how soon!) they forget
When I've moved on to some other place,
There may be one or two,
When I've played and passed through,
Who'll remember my song or my face.