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       acronyms ... acronyms ... acronyms ...  ;-)   :-(   ;-)   :-(
;-)   :-(

       Yet thank you for this explanation.

From: Tom Davies <>
Date: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] HSLQLDB syntax
To: anne-ology <>, Mark LaPierre <>
Cc: Mail List LibreOffice <>

Hi :)
My guess is that he meant

H Sql Db

SQL = the standard language used by most database programs.  Most add a
little bit (few extra commands and stuff) to the basic language to help
ensure that people can't easily switch to another program even though they
all ostensibly use Sql.

Db = Database

H is the only bit that distinguishes exactly which program is being talked

Note that other programs also use Sql or Db in their name.  For example
MySql/MariaDb, Postgresql.  Only Access doesn't have any of that in it's
name.  Of course MS make many claims that Access does use Sql but it's such
a heavily tweaked version of Sql that it's almost unrecognisable.  If you
learn Access then you need to forget&re-learn if you want to switch to
anything else.  The others tend to just have a few differences so it's not
so tough to move between them.  At least, so i have heard.

Regards from
Tom :)

 *From:* anne-ology <>
*To:* Mark LaPierre <>
*Cc:* Mail List LibreOffice <>
*Sent:* Monday, 15 July 2013, 16:38
*Subject:* Re: [libreoffice-users] HSLQLDB syntax

      And just what is HSLQLDB  ;-)

      oh, memorizing acronyms seems to me a mighty complicated way to
organize one's thoughts ...
                wouldn't it be simpler - easier - to just state the
object(s) rather than leaving the listener trying to interpret what's being
meant by what's being said  ;-)

      see -

      AND - did you happen to notice in that URL, this phenomenon only
started in 1943 ;-)
                before then communication was simply speaking to be
understood  ;-)

      BTW - many of these acronyms are duplicated - which causes even more
confusion to the listener  ;-)

On Sat, Jul 13, 2013 at 1:07 PM, Mark LaPierre <> wrote:

On 07/13/2013 05:36 AM, Alexander Thurgood wrote:
HSLQLDB is a bit picky about the syntax

Does anyone know where I can find a good reference on HSLQLDB syntax?

   ^ ^  Mark LaPierre
Registered Linux user No #267004

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