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Re: PostgreSQL vs. SQL Server, Oracle

From: Jeff Davis <pgsql(at)j-davis(dot)com>
To: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
Cc: Kaare Rasmussen <kaare(at)jasonic(dot)dk>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL vs. SQL Server, Oracle
Date: 2006-10-11 17:40:39
Message-ID: 1160588439.31966.8.camel@dogma.v10.wvs (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
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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.

	Jeff Davis

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