Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Valid reasons for sorting on a column one doesn't select? - a BUG!
Author Stefan Balzter
Grant Brown schrieb:
> >>And I don't care if you show me a million *other*
> >>examples in which it does make sense!"
> So if you dont care then why post it to the list in the first place.

You might have noticed the "" around the sentence. I was mimicking the
guy who tried to defend Oracle, as Helen already explained.

> "... weil nicht sein _kann_, was nicht sein _darf_"
> put it in english laddy, that way we can all share the fun.

This proverb is used if anybody keeps denying an obvious fact just
because it doesn't fit into his/her world view. Just like our friend
keeps justifying Oracle's strange behaviour just to save his opinion
towards Oracle.
The saying comes from a poem by Christian Morgenstern that I found here
in (original) German and (translated) English:
(Scroll down to "Die unmögliche Tatsache / The Impossible Fact")