Jon Stewart on 22 Jul 2001 20:55:55 -0000

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Re: hosers-talk: MySQL vs PostgreSQL vs Oracle 8i

> What Jon said about MySQL lacking functionality doesn't much apply, in this 
> case. For this, you need a crypt function, and the ability to do some basic 
> lookups, which MySQL can handle quite nicely.
> BTW, I'm not sure what MySQL is lacking exactly. There are a few 
> seldom-used SQL language things that are not implemented, but I can't thing 
> of much else.

It's not that it's lacking much wrt SQL exactly (although what SQL _is_ is 
a very slippery thing indeed). But SQL only details how to interface with 
a database, not how it should go about storing shit and performing 
transactions. From what I understand, there's a world of difference 
between MySQL and Oracle in this regard.

Here's some good info:

Jon Stewart

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