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>Opinions, please. Here are two versions of a standard that tells users
>when they should use a particular command:
>1. Use the PREPARE statement for SQL statements that an application uses
>2. Use the PREPARE statement for SQL statements that an application uses
>_more than about 10_ times.
>The problem seems to be that what constitutes "many" is in the eyes of
>the beholder. It's arbitrary, depending on many undefinable variables. Too
>much use of a statement by an application results in degradation of the
>performance of the application, but depending on what statement is being
>used and the amount of data being returned, what might be "many" in one
>situation could be "hardly any" in another. I don't think "more than
>about" a finite number helps much. What to do?
How about just "approximately"?
X. Use the PREPARE statement for SQL statements that an application uses
_approximately_ 10 times.