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Firebird adds Oracle-compatibility version

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: PostgreSQL advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Firebird adds Oracle-compatibility version
Date: 2004-09-27 16:30:06
Message-ID: 200409271630.i8RGU6s07441@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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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

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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.

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