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Re: LinuxTag wrapup

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Andreas Pflug <pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de>
Cc: PostgreSQL Development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: LinuxTag wrapup
Date: 2004-07-03 17:04:25
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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.

			regards, tom lane

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