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SQL - Join table a and table b on a.code = b.code Vs from table a, table b where a.code = b.code

I am trying to understand the difference between Join table a and table b on a.code = b.code Vs from table a, table b where a.code = b.code.
Is there any difference or when will they be different?

I am using SQL Server 2008 R2
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Paul JacksonSoftware EngineerCommented:
There is no difference.
HainKurtSr. System AnalystCommented:
there is difference :)

select * from Join mytable1 a and mytable2 b on a.code = b.code

above is not correct syntax, gives error

select * from mytable1 a, mytable2 b where a.code = b.code

above is correct...

select * from mytable1 a inner join mytable2 b on a.code = b.code

above is also correct and same as the other one...
Anthony PerkinsCommented:
If that is all it is, then the QO in SQL Server is smart enough to recognize the old syntax as a JOIN.  However, I would encourage you to start using the newer syntax, it is only a question of time before it is no longer supported.  There are also some edge cases where I have seen that mixing the syntax produces bad performance.
These are the same
tommym121Author Commented:
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