SQL call formatting style

Jason Pyeron jason at pyeron.com
Tue Mar 25 19:06:47 UTC 2003


I understand our policy does not explain why to use a concatenation, 
but here is the gist: when new lines are embedded by formatting it is not 
obvious or explicit as to their existence. It is always better to use a 

This point was supported by Myk's statement:

... I find multi-line strings easier to work with, but being able to
work with the MySQL process list is really important for Bugzilla system
administrators, so I think we should use concatenation ...

On Tue, 25 Mar 2003, Sergey A. Lipnevich wrote:

I didn't think this discussion is about /parameters/, and so far I'm 
justified by other opinions. The policy itself looks good but has 
nothing to do with how to code these long parameters, as one multiline 
value or several concatenated chunks. Sorry if I misunderstood...

Jason Pyeron wrote:
> When wrapping lines always use a concatenation symbol.

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