Interesting Quote (please kill me)

Jonathan Ellis jonathan at
Fri Aug 12 12:17:42 MDT 2005

On Fri, 12 Aug 2005 12:19:40 -0600, "Stuart Jansen"
<sjansen at> 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

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')


> Perhaps you don't know enough about Perl to criticize it.



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