Matches in a database.
gabe at gundy.org
Tue Jun 28 17:36:50 MDT 2005
On Tue, 2005-06-28 at 12:05 -0700, Jonathan Ellis wrote:
> The MySQL documentation was pretty funny back when the preferred
> response to an important feature MySQL didn't have was to claim it
> wasn't necessary and even a Bad Idea.
That's exactly why when I moved away from MSSQL Server to an open source
alternative, I choose to learn PostgreSQL. I really favored MySQL for
about two weeks. It seems silly, but at the time (and even now) they
did a better job of selling themselves. I bought into it.
After reading things like the link you posted, I couldn't believe it. I
wasn't hearing this junk from a punk kid on irc, it was from someone who
was leading the project. After checking out PostgreSQL, the things I
heard sounded like PG was moving in a direction that I could feel
comfortable with. Anyway, I'm with PG today and very happy.
I don't write this to start a flame war. I'm sure everyone who cares
has an opinion. I will keep my eye on MySQL and what the future brings.
When I offer ideas on how to do something and it happens to be PG
specific, it's because thats what I know. I share it hoping it will add
to the discussion.
Thank goodness for choice.
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