From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-16 22:33:54
"Steve Hutton" <shutton_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> - SQL is an ANSI standard, and it is universally known by every db
> and database administrator. It is taught in schools and entire books
> are written about it.
SQL is also an ISO standard. That is very imporant from the standpoint of
the C++ committee. C++ is an ISO standard, so it can easily reference other
ISO standards. For SQL, that means that the C++ Standard doesn't have to
specify how SQL works - instead it just says "see ISO standard
such-and-such". That keeps the LWG, the project editor, and utilimately the
gnomes of Geneva all happy.