Subject Re: [ib-support] [] or ""
Author Woody
From: "Claudio Valderrama C." <cvalde@...>
> The standard caters for double quotes to surround identifiers and single
> quotes to surround literal strings, regardless of whether it's the best
> option or not.

But can you enclose a table or field name and not have it be case sensitive?

> So do you want to bend the standard just to favor MS proprietary syntax?
> What do we do with IB/FB arrays? Ah, don't tell me, we say users from now
> they should type
> array_column {position}
> for getting one element from array columns even when several programming
> languages use brackets. Or should we use round parenthesis like MS in VB?
> :-)

Not at all. I don't advocate one symbol over another. I just thought the
concept would be nice. The fact the brackets are used for arrays should make
no difference. After all, a compiler treats each symbol it comes across
depending on what came before it. I wouldn't mind if there could be a symbol
as the first character inside a quoted name to specify case sensitivity. It
it's there, use it, if it's not, do the default.