Bug #9887 Typographical errata in Gulutzan's Stored Procedures article
Submitted: 14 Apr 2005 6:00 Modified: 1 Jun 2005 18:52
Reporter: Kolbe Kegel (OCA) Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Documentation Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version: OS:
Assigned to: Peter Gulutzan CPU Architecture:Any

[14 Apr 2005 6:00] Kolbe Kegel
I encountered various typographical errata while reading Peter Gulutzan's article entitled "MySQL 5.0 Stored Procedures".

Page 7:
- The second slash is rendered incorrectly in “DELIMITER ;//” and the linebreak before this seems out of place. Also, it's not necessary to include the old delimiter when changing the delimiter.
- Just after that, this line is repeated twice, the first time in a confusing and irrelevant location:
CREATE PROCEDURE p1 () SELECT * FROM t; //              <--
- As a matter of fact, that same line is repeated 4 times within a few paragraphs...

Page 8:
- The section title "Why MySQL Statements are Legal in a Procedure Body" should probably read "What MySQL Statements are Legal in a Procedure Body"
- The first paragraph of that section has a strange linebreak before "remember is that your code..."

How to repeat:
[18 May 2005 17:15] Paul DuBois
I didn't write the article, and I can do nothing about
fixing it.  I am reassigning to Peter G. for further action.
[1 Jun 2005 18:52] Peter Gulutzan
Thanks for the notice. Technically we can't call this a "bug" since the stored-procedures document was an article, rather than a part of the documentation. However, I've made corrections taking your observations into account, so if MySQL ever decides to put out a new version of the article, it will be better.