OT: Punctuation-starved Programming Languages

Joost van de Griek jvdg at sparcpark.net
Thu Jun 22 12:47:50 CDT 2006

On 6/22/06 3:49 PM, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:

> I thought the SQL ; was implementation-specific, and just happened to be
> used in many implementations?

True. It is also not consistent across implementations: in DB2-SQL, it is
used merely to separate statements and optional at the end of single
statement, while in NonStop-SQL it is mandatory to end each statement with a
semicolon. Unclosed statements are interpreted as incomplete.

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 - Voltaire
Joost van de Griek

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