MySQL is planning to support stored procedures in 5.0, but is implementing its own stored procedure language, rather...
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than using Java as the stored procedure language. Any idea as to why this approach is being taken?
The ANSI SQL standard specifies a language for stored procedures, and as MySQL AB has ANSI SQL standards compliance as a goal, they will be following the standard rather than implementing a language such as Java. MySQL's stored procedure syntax will be closest to IBM's DB2, which also follows the SQL standard for stored procedures.
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