Subject Re: [firebird-support] concat a integer variable to a varchar
Author Mark Rotteveel
On 5-1-2019 11:38, Dimitry Sibiryakov sd@...
[firebird-support] wrote:
> 05.01.2019 9:34, Mark Rotteveel mark@... [firebird-support] wrote:
>>> RTFM Language Reference. In SQL queries PSQL variables must be used with colon.
>> you could have phrased that a little bit more
>> friendly and less hostile.
> English is not my mother-tong you know. What exactly sounds hostile in this sentence?

RTFM == Read The Fucking Manual, which - to me - is similar to saying
"You're an idiot and why the fuck are you bothering us with this simple

You may not have meant it that way, but that is how it can be perceived
by others (and given the "uff...sorry" reply, that is probably how
leawolf took it as well). Casual or unintended hostility can be a
detractor for the Firebird community (even for people not participating
in a thread, but just reading it).

Things that are immediately obvious if you're deeply into Firebird, may
not be obvious for casual or new users of Firebird. In any case, you
could just have written:

"In SQL queries PSQL variables must be used with colon. See the Language
Reference for more information."

That conveys the exact same information without the (implied or
perceived) hostility.

And even better would have been to add a link to the relevant section of
the Language Reference and/or illustrate the fix (eg "Use insert into
(....) values(... , new.fanr || :i)").

Mark Rotteveel