Subject Re: [ib-support] Re: rdb$database (was: MONTH)
Author Doug Chamberlin
At 04/03/2002 03:52 PM (Wednesday), Aage Johansen wrote:
>Please tell me why a single-row table should be called DUAL.
>(And, don't tell me "Because Oracle does so"!)

Same reason it might be called RDB$DATABASE! Seemed like a good idea at the

Actually, it is lost in the obscurity of Oracle history (I hope!).