Interesting Quote (please kill me)

Jacob Fugal lukfugl at gmail.com
Fri Aug 12 12:41:43 MDT 2005


On 8/12/05, Jonathan Ellis <jonathan at carnageblender.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Aug 2005 12:19:40 -0600, "Stuart Jansen"
> <sjansen at buscaluz.org> said:
> > On Fri, 2005-08-12 at 11:10 -0700, Jonathan Ellis wrote:
> > > Uh...  I think the ratio of "data stored in flat files" to "data stored
> > > in relational or object databases" among non-toy projects is pretty low.
> >
> > Who said anything about flat files?
> 
> You did:
> 
> > Unless those large, complex systems involve a lot of text processing.
> > And (strangely enough) alot of data out there seems to be text

Oh, so the only place text processing is ever done is when reading
data from flat files as opposed to RDBMSs?

*shrug*

> Back to this reply:
> > Perl has great database support with
> > DBI.
> 
> Fantastic.  Now where does its world-dominant string support help turn
> my data back into an object easier than
> 
> >>> joe = Users.getSome(fname='joe')

$joe = Users->search(fname => 'joe')->first;

Jacob Fugal



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