Tax the wealthy. Problem solved.

SQL server humour.

Check this out..

http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/jeffs/archive/2005/05/24/5248.aspx
Permalink hitchhiker 
January 31st, 2006 4:21am
Sounds like the SQL team read Joel's book on UI design, but forgot to read C.J. Date !!!!!
Permalink Send private email Vineet Reynolds 
January 31st, 2006 4:33am
Uh Vineet, its a joke, its all a joke.
Permalink Send private email Simon Lucy 
January 31st, 2006 5:13am
and heres me thing that it was so crudely and obviously a joke that it just wasn't that funny...
Permalink Send private email FullNameRequired 
January 31st, 2006 5:17am
Well I'll grant you that, #1 was funny the rest are just too similar to what folk say to do anything except make my sinuses itch.
Permalink Send private email Simon Lucy 
January 31st, 2006 5:19am
I was trying to make that joke sound serious (apparently I have become quite nervy after clicked on that anus link on the sidebar).
Permalink Send private email Vineet Reynolds 
January 31st, 2006 5:35am
Several funny points, but a couple that are somewhat questionable.

For instance

"10.  Table and Column referencing!"

While they mock it, SQL Server's c, or rather standard SQL, onfusing acceptance of variables in some places, and only accepting literals in others, is one of the perplexing elements to many users, and it's one of the primary reasons dangerous dynamic SQL ends up in code. While one could claim it's for SQL standards compliance, or due to query plan optimizations, both are unsupportable argument.

TOP, for instance, only allowed literals, but with 2005 they finally added the ability to use a variable for the top count, removing the need for a lot of dynamic SQL.
Permalink Send private email Dennis Forbes 
January 31st, 2006 9:38am
"TOP, for instance, only allowed literals, but with 2005 they finally added the ability to use a variable for the top count, removing the need for a lot of dynamic SQL."
Oh man, that one drives me nuts.  I don't know why, but that one particular thing infuriates me more than anything else.
Well, except for SQL Server escalating locks.  But that's another story entirely.
Permalink Send private email John Haren 
January 31st, 2006 3:31pm
"What is the deal with..."


Seinfeld could pull that off. No-one else can.
Permalink Colm 
January 31st, 2006 3:44pm

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