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Re^3: search data structures using SQL

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Nov 16, 2013 at 14:53 UTC ( #1062897=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread search data structures using SQL

Do you have a personal laptop?

Install perl. Generate some data that mirrors the nature and size of your work data. Write the program that throws it into an sqllite db and queries every which way using sql.

Show you boss. Tell him how long it took you. Tell him how long it would take you do it without the modules you used. Ask him to ask one of your colleagues to give a similar estimate.

I worked one place where I knew up-front such a demonstration would have been taken very badly and I wouldn't have tried it, but most places it stood a chance of making things better.

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Re^4: search data structures using SQL
by jdporter (Canon) on Nov 16, 2013 at 15:26 UTC

    Thanks. For reasons which would not fit in the margin of this internet, I cannot do what you said. But your advice will, I'm confident, help another monk in the future. :-)

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