[linux-elitists] (from Pigdog) Feuerstein on Oracle

Justin Sher justin@squinky.org
Fri Oct 20 18:50:59 PDT 2000

On 20 Oct 2000, Evan Prodromou wrote:

> Among other things:
>         * 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.
	Hey! I use Oracle and I don't use PL/SQL.  I guess I'm not a
creepy freak then, right?  Nyaah You want creapy freaks, try the (human)
language specialists who work for the NSA.  They are creapy freaks, you
would be too if you spent your entire day listening to other people's
telephone conversations.

> 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.

	You want to know why OODBMS aren't going to catch on?  They are
SLOW and they encourage data denormalization which is why chumpy
non-database people like it because they don't get the "Tao of the
subquery", if you know what I mean.  That, and when people try to
represent objects as relational views database optimizers get very
confused and the performance goes down the drain.

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