I've finally had enough of this problem that I thought I'd see if there was a workaround.
Every time I create a new view through the MySQL Administrator tool, and then select "Update View", the SQL generated resembles nothing like what I entered to begin with. All the line breaks are gone, comments are gone, table/column names are now enclosed in quotes, and my WHERE clauses are all replaced with JOINS.
This makes updating of the view extremely time-consuming.
Is there a way to turn this behaviour off, so that the VIEW statement is exactly as I entered ...