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Context-Driven Coding Standards

T-SQL Tuesday is the brainchild of Adam Machanic. It is a monthly blog party on the second Tuesday of each month. Everyone is welcome to participate. The current invitation (June 2022) is for T-SQL Tuesday #151: Coding Standards . Prologue Before I write what I think about the T-SQL coding rules today, I would like to confess my greatest and ongoing sympathy for this language. I created software with over 50 languages during my life, but none has shaped my feeling and understanding of good code as much as T-SQL. This seems to be strange because so much cannot be done comfortably with T-SQL, and so much cannot be done meaningfully with it. So, as a programmer, shouldn't I dream of a language that will give me more possibilities to express intuition? Maybe I should, but as Gilbert Keith Chesterton wrote beautifully somewhere, if God had an infinity to create the world, he would probably never create it, but because he gave himself seven days
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