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Re: [Bacula-devel] bad sql??


On Thursday 18 September 2008 17:23:06 Dan Langille wrote:
> Kern Sibbald wrote:
> > On Thursday 18 September 2008 15:40:04 Dan Langille wrote:
> >> resending, with CC to list.
> >>
> >> John Huttley wrote:
> >>> https://people.planetpostgresql.org/xzilla/index.php?/archives/360-Bacu
> >>>la ,-Sqlite,-Postgres...-when-good-tools-go-horribly-horribly-wrong.html
> >>
> >> John: whenever people post a URL without commenting up on it, I always
> >> ask them for their comments upon it.
> >>
> >> John: What do you think?
> >>
> >> and FYI, no, it is not bad SQL.
> >
> > I agree, and SQLite is doing the correct thing not to quote the table
> > names.
> >
> > Dan: do you think we could ease database conversion problems such as this
> > one by changing the make_postgresql_tables script to define the table
> > names using Bacula standard capitalization?
>
> I think the best thing to do is to stop using capitalization altogether.
>   Go lower case.

That is not a solution will work for Bacula. First it would require *massive* 
changes in Bacula source code. Second, a good number of studies show that 
using either _ in variable names or using capitalization of the parts 
significantly improves the readability.

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