>>>>> "Fuad" == Fuad Abdallah <abdallah@stripped> writes:
Fuad> waiting for a query that may take days i wonder if it would be a good idea
Fuad> to extend the "mysaladmin pro" output by something like "percent done" or
Fuad> similar things.
The problem with the above is that it's very hard for MySQL to know
how many rows it has yet to do.
Fuad> A second point is the syntax for outer joins.
Fuad> Although it is of course not a problem to use the mysql syntax i consider
Fuad> the oracle style syntax using "(+)" to denote tables that will be outer
Fuad> parts of the join much easier to write and to read - perhaps including
Fuad> this as an alternative syntax would not be too much work but (at least in
Fuad> my case ;) a big help.
I shall think about this one...
(It's hard to fix this for the general case, but it's easy to be able
to handle the most normal queries)
Fuad> best Regards,