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Subject:SQL pronunciation From:technicalwriter <martinr -at- ASL -dot- DL -dot- NEC -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 24 Jun 1994 11:38:50 CDT
This issue is a bit fuzzy in my mind, but here's my 2 cents:
the relational database gurus around here, as far as I can
tell, always utter the letters S-Q-L, never "sequel."
Furthermore, to add to the history, SQL meant Structured Query
Language, but one of those gurus had me take out the expansion
"Structured Query Language" from our relational database
documentation. As evidence, he showed me some statement from
an expensive ($150) book, from some database or standardization
authority, that explained that Structured Query Language was
the original meaning of SQL, but due to the term's generic
nature (or something like that), SQL should no longer be
expanded to Structured Query Language.
Whereas everyone I encounter says "scuzzy," as opposed to S-C-S-I,
I can tell you that there is at least one group of database
pros who do not say "sequel."
Martin J. Reyes (MdJDPRG) __ The opinions expressed herein are those of
Contract Documentalist \/ the author. martinr -at- asl -dot- dl -dot- nec -dot- com
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