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Re: [GENERAL] Oracle buys Innobase

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Christopher Kings-Lynne <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au>
Cc: Chris Travers <chris(at)verkiel(dot)metatrontech(dot)com>,Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>,pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org,Scott Marlowe <smarlowe(at)g2switchworks(dot)com>,Greg Sabino Mullane <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] Oracle buys Innobase
Date: 2005-10-19 05:35:25
Message-ID: 17988.1129700125@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Christopher Kings-Lynne <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au> writes:
> Strangely a pgsql to oracle exporter is a good thing.  It'd be a great 
> feature of PostgreSQL.  Imagine how many people would start on 
> PostgreSQL if they KNEW that one day they could easily move to Oracle if 
> they needed to.  Risk management.

Problem is: to offer such a thing with a straight face, we'd have to
confine ourselves to an Oracle-subset version of SQL.  For instance,
lose the ability to distinguish empty-string from NULL.

			regards, tom lane

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