[Pdx-pm] (OT) SQL style question

David Wheeler david at kineticode.com
Thu Jan 13 16:34:16 PST 2005

On Jan 13, 2005, at 4:12 PM, Kevin Long wrote:

> I have use _DOT_ in the past. I would also consider other human 
> readable
> alternatives like _CONTAINS_ which conveys more meaning and avoids the
> difficulty of seeing a difference between A_VERY_LONG__THING and

What if you have a column named "contains"?

Recall that SQL entity names are case-insensitive unless you use 
quotation marks. And if you're going to use quotation marks, you might 
as well use a punctuation character to do the work (. or - or * or or + 
or something--or even -> :-)).


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