[Pdx-pm] XP Project Management Tool
Michael G Schwern
schwern at pobox.com
Tue Dec 14 16:03:26 CST 2004
On Tue, Dec 14, 2004 at 12:39:48PM -0800, publiustemp-pdxpm at yahoo.com wrote:
> If Oracle were free and open-source, we wouldn't be having this
Oracle sucks in New and Interesting ways. Though perhaps if it was
open source the suckage would have been beaten out of it long ago.
But there is a free and open-source database that's on par with Oracle,
PostgreSQL (ok, at least in the "we have the basic Real Database features"
dept). Why don't more people use that? Personally, I find the documentation
to be oddly user hostile and I like many of the MySQL syntax extensions.
I'm not saying there's not a whole bunch of people who jumped on the MySQL
bandwagon without looking at PostgreSQL, but for me I decided to trade off
referrential integrity (useful), triggers (tend to bite you in the ass) and
constraints (wish I had 'em) for better docs and syntax. Because SQL
syntax is hateful enough already.
But I wouldn't mind having it all. 5.0 may finally be it.
Michael G Schwern schwern at pobox.com http://www.pobox.com/~schwern/
Please Captain, not in front of the Klingons.
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