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in reply to Re: Have SQL standards gone too far?
in thread [OT] Reflecting on SQL. Meditating on Perl. Do languages meet requirements of Agile?

The number one priority of those maintaining a DB system isn't performance or clarity, it's the integrity of the data.

Extra code for clarity is extra code that can have bugs which can have an impact on data integrity.