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Re: PROPOSAL: Change to the Cursor interface


On Apr 25, 2010, at 1:40 PM, Roland Bouman wrote:

> Hi Jobin, All,
> On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 11:03 AM, Jobin Augustine <jobinau@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Jobin, I read up a bit more on MERGE, and indeed it seems not trivial
> to rewrite REPLACE INTO into a MERGE INTO statement.
> Good point - I never gave it that much thought, so thanks for pointing that out.
>>>> all these headache may go if we could discontinue support for mysqlism.
>>> But that would postpone the problem until you would like to add
>>> support for the standard MERGE INTO syntax.
>>> In other words, it would need to be solved anyway.
>> No. not requied, MERGE is bit different on its use.
>> (just like its name sounds)
>> let me explain, the overall syntax of merge will look like:
>> As we can see merge works like a sub query fashion. and UPDATE and INSERT
>> are part of it (3rd and 5th line).
>> so in effect MERGE statement splits into a SELECT statement (1st line)
>> followed by UPDATE or INSERT.
>> Here the advantage is, UPDATE and INSERT are explicit. so no ambiguity
>> remains.
> Ok. So if I understand correctly, your point is that since MERGE
> explicitly results in either INSERT or UPDATE, there is never any
> doubt what function should be called and what it's result should
> indicate.
> I think that's a fair point.

Yeah that actually sounds really awesome to me. I always like it when things are explicit.