Henrico Bekker (2/16/2012)
actually not. 2 statements, not a single batch query.
There aren't two statements, there are 6. If you'd said "two batches of statements" instead of "two statements" the thing would have made sense. But you didn't. Since it is necessary to execute at least three statements - ie a batch of statements not a single statement - to get any meningful result, we have to assume you are referring to two of the statements in however many batches you supplied; and you supplied something that was plainly and clearly one batch, not two, so it was reasonable to assume it was intended to as a singe batch (Occam's razor is applicable: there was no "go" anywhere between the two declarations, and there was no necessity to invent one). So as it stands, your reply to Satish seems to me to be nothing other than inaccurate nonsense.
Are think you are lucky there's no-one screaming about a "trick" question; I'm not, because I never attribute to malice (nor even to stupidity) that which is more easily explained as a simple oversight. Satish didn't eithesuggest a "trick" either, maybe for the same reason.
And, just as an aside: I now see that I must use more than 2 emoticons per post if I want to clown anywhere John Mitchell-245523 is likely to see it.