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Re: Why is PGSQL better than MySQL

From: "Jim C(dot) Nasby" <jnasby(at)pervasive(dot)com>
To: David Rogers <David(dot)Rogers(at)MCI(dot)com>
Cc: John Mohr <jtmohr(at)healthconresources(dot)com>, pgsql-php(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Why is PGSQL better than MySQL
Date: 2005-12-17 00:31:21
Message-ID: 20051217003121.GE53809@pervasive.com (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, Dec 13, 2005 at 08:36:12AM -0600, David Rogers wrote:
> Needless to say, this fall we began the conversion to PostgreSQL 8 and
> we couldn't be more pleased. As a part of the conversion I found several
> new bugs in MySQL due to PostgreSQL complaining about some of my old
> queries. The most egregious of these are MySQL silently truncating var
> chars that are too long for the column and silently allowing one to
> insert a quoted string into an integer column. Ouch! We won't be using
> MySQL for any new work here and will eventually migrate all of our
> applications to PostgreSQL. 

You should make sure all that stuff is reported in the gotchas:
http://sql-info.de/mysql/gotchas.html
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