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Re^3: (OT) Why SQL Sucks (with a little Perl to fix it)

by Theory (Beadle)
on Dec 11, 2005 at 23:41 UTC ( #515918=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread (OT) Why SQL Sucks (with a little Perl to fix it)

They are struggling against a huge mainstream of standard SQL/RDBMS dogma they need to make their arguments easily accessible and not put the burden on the reader - that's fine for academia with it's well-stocked libraries but a bit much to expect of the casual reader who has not yet drunk their kool-aid.

FWIW, that's just what Database in Depth is designed to do. O'Reilly has posted a link to the first chapter, as well as an interview with Chris Date.


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Re^4: (OT) Why SQL Sucks (with a little Perl to fix it)
by fergal (Chaplain) on Dec 12, 2005 at 01:53 UTC
    Cool, my employer will be ordering a copy ASAP :)

    I just started reading the interview and already he has a list of criticisms of the relational model which he refutes without explanation. I presume he doesn't like repeating himself but repeating himself is exactly what he should be doing if he wants people to understand his arguments.

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