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Re: Firebird adds Oracle-compatibility version

From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: PostgreSQL advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Firebird adds Oracle-compatibility version
Date: 2004-09-27 17:17:41
Message-ID: 20040927141730.Y30067@ganymede.hub.org (view raw or flat)
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On Mon, 27 Sep 2004, Bruce Momjian wrote:

> Slashdot is running a story about a Firebird fork that adds Oracle
> compatibility to allow Compiere to run unmodified:
>
> 	http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/09/26/1845230&tid=221
>
> This reply really sums it up:
>
> 	http://it.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=123253&cid=10356539
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> I've been watching the devel list as those creating fyracle have been
> asking about how to go about implementing this compatibility ... don't
> expect these features to be merged into the main tree. Oracle's made
> some pretty silly design decisions along the way, and other database
> teams/vendors take exception at the suggestion they should reproduce the
> quirks found in other products.
> ...
> Oracle's a bit of a whore as far as implementing just about anything
> they think will get software sold -- even if it's an absolutely abysmal
> idea.

s/Oracle/MySQL/g? :)

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