Request for change: support item lists with trailing comma
(1) By doug (doug9forester) on 2020-12-15 06:56:35 [link] [source]
I am generating SQL as part of C++ code generation for my application. I would like to not mess with trailing commas on lists of items in SQL statements. Specifically, I would like SQLITE to support the following syntax for the insert statement (see trailing comma in lists):
In version 3.31, SQLite does not support trailing commas in lists. C++ supports them in enum lists which makes life much easier for code generation. I found that SQLite did not support trailing commas thus:
insert into tbl(a,b,c,) values(1,2,3,);
sqlite> .version SQLite 3.31.1 2020-01-27 19:55:54 3bfa9cc97da10598521b342961df8f5f68c7388fa117345eeb516eaa837bb4d6 zlib version 1.2.11 gcc-5.2.0 sqlite> create table x(a,b,c); sqlite> insert into x(a,b,c) values(1,2,3); sqlite> select * from x; 1|2|3 sqlite> insert into x(a,b,c,) values(1,2,3); Error: near ")": syntax error sqlite> insert into x(a,b,c) values(1,2,3,); Error: near ")": syntax error sqlite>
(2) By Gunter Hick (gunter_hick) on 2020-12-15 08:47:15 in reply to 1 [source]
Is there an SQL Standard or any SQL Engine that supports trailing commas in lists?