[linux-elitists] (from Pigdog) Feuerstein on Oracle
Fri Oct 20 12:54:42 PDT 2000
>>>>> "EL" == Eugene Leitl <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
DM> <shudder>Oracle</shudder>. I wonder what it would take to get
DM> him to do
EL> Please tell me, why is Oracle evil? I might have to use it in
EL> my next job.
Among other things:
* It's not Free.
* It's a bear to set up and use.
* It's practically a de facto standard for RDBMSs in big
corps. Like, you can't get fired for choosing Oracle. Now,
what fun is that? It's the NT of RDBMSs.
* It's got this creepy PL/SQL programming language.
* Because it's a defacto standard, you tend to run into real
creepy freaks who use it. All those bastards who used to
work on mainframes now write PL/SQL.
You know what else? RDBMSs are boring. They suck. I'm sick of them. I
can't believe we've had OOP languages in the mainstream for like 15
years, and we still don't have good standard OODBMSs. It's obscene.
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