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MS, kill Begin/End!

It's funny - sorta - how you become used to the quirks of the tools you. I try not to rant too often here on the blog, but seriously, it's time for TSQL to lose the BEGIN/END syntax. It's clunky syntax that I think adds more bugs than it prevents. Think changing it would break too much code? Just leave the current behavior as the default and build in a SET option, perhaps SET BEGINEND OFF, that we can just add at the beginning of a procedure.

Maybe if we can get that one fixed we can also get ELSEIF?


I'm Andy Warren, currently a SQL Server trainer with End to End Training. Over the past few years I've been a developer, DBA, and IT Director. I was one of the original founders of SQLServerCentral.com and helped grow that community from zero to about 300k members before deciding to move on to other ventures.


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