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Re: PostgreSQL vs. SQL Server, Oracle

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Jeff Davis <pgsql(at)j-davis(dot)com>
Cc: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>, Kaare Rasmussen <kaare(at)jasonic(dot)dk>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL vs. SQL Server, Oracle
Date: 2006-10-11 17:43:39
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Jeff Davis wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-10-11 at 09:41 -0700, David Fetter wrote:
>> "First, the ability to write functions and stored procedures is
>> somewhat more limited than you would get with Oracle's PL/SQL or
>> Sybase's T-SQL."
>>
>> I don't know which languages they were looking at, but it's hard to
>> imagine how PL/SQL or T-SQL outdid PL/Perl, PL/PythonU, PL/Ruby,
>> PL/sh, etc. from a flexibility perspective.
>>
> 
> Or C, for that matter. Doesn't get much less "limited" than allowing C
> functions with a very powerful SPI. It's hard to argue with them when
> they don't provide a single example, however.

O.k. guys, the article wasn't perfect but it was a heck of a lot more
fair an accurate then what we usually see from the press.

I have already written the editor with a note about the misconception of
our procedural languages.

Joshua D. Drake



> 
> Regards,
> 	Jeff Davis
> 
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