Tom Lane wrote:
>Andreas Pflug <pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de> writes:
>>- what about Oracle portability.
>>IMHO we should rethink if we could make those people happy. How about a
>>loadable personality (IIRC SAPDB has something like that), to exchange
>>the parser in use with a custom one (by a SET command)? This way we have
>>a pure ansi default, while enabling a way so someone could contribute an
>>oracle style parser.
>How about an external tool that helps in translating apps to
>SQL-standard syntax? Oracle does accept the standard syntax after all.
>That way we are truly helping people liberate themselves: they can
>switch to any SQL-compliant database, not only Postgres.
Nice idea, but
- sources might not be accessible
- sources might not be easily readable (esp. if not embedded sql,
example pgadmin) or created dynamically.
- probably too many non-ansi compliant servers (i.e. pre-9) still in use.
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