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Re: Re: Code factory

by Anonymous Monk
on Jul 08, 2003 at 18:28 UTC ( #272377=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Code factory
in thread Code factory

A note on select *. In some db's, you can do subselects with select * that increase maintainability. You can get things like:
select drink.id, drink.name from ( select * from beverage where type = ? ) drink
now mind you, it may not be as efficient as explicitly doign every single column, but if the sub query produces negligible data-size difference (in bytes) then you can definitely get away w/ it and have virtually no performance difference.

Granted, this query can be rewritten so that it doesn't use a subquery, but subqueries are a feature that is needed sometimes. This is just merely an example showing only the features of a subselect and select * :)

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[hippo]: So if you don't drink as much milk and not as often you are said to drink less milk on fewer days. Confusing, eh?
[Eily]: same as many/much, few/little
[Discipulus]: so my 'less' usage sounded not so correct? 'fewer' was more appropriate? i take a note too
Discipulus $ENV{PAGER}='fewer '

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