Confucius247 (4/30/2008)My attitude with functions is avoid like the plague, as they break the rule of thinking in sets while programming SQL.
Mike C (4/29/2008)
And if that were what we were talking about...
I thought we were talking about SQL Server User-Defined Functions
, which you "avoid like the plague" because they "break the rule of thinking in sets". Maybe it would help to add a little specificity to generalized blanket assertions about functions
, since SQL Server actually supports 4 different types of User-Defined Function