Subject RE: [ib-support] About default values
Author Doug Chamberlin
At 12/17/2001 05:21 PM (Monday), Kaputnik wrote:
> > 2) The latest FB and IB versions provide CURRENT_TIMESTAMP in place of
> > 'NOW'. I think this is a big improvement so I like to point it out.
> >
>Well, err, what advantages does this have except of having the opportunity
>to type more? :-)

Well, I don't much like magic string values which mean different things
depending on the context in which they appear. Smacks of a "clever coding"
type of thinking, to me.

CURRENT_TIMESTAMP has a much more specific meaning and is quite descriptive.

Not a biggie, really, but I like it better!