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Subject:a SQL / an SQL From:Glen Accardo <glen -at- SOFTINT -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 22 Jun 1994 13:30:00 CDT
Thus far, the only real consensus on which article is proper with SQL is
"it depends." About equal numbers favor A and AND, but many people prefix
an answer with an "if" of some sort.
Because Sybase (and a few others) use "a SQL," I'll probably adopt that
usage, with a few references to how SQL should be pronounced. Ahem, I
mean how WE pronounce it. That would appear to satisfy all the rules
Thanks to all who responded,
glen accardo glen -at- softint -dot- com
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