On Tue, Apr 16, 2002 at 11:16:16PM -0700, Xeno Campanoli wrote:
> "Eric G. Miller" wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 16, 2002 at 04:52:10PM -0700, Xeno Campanoli wrote:
> > > I asked this before, and the only answer I got was some obscure crack in
> > > German.
> > >
> > > Is NOSQL still a useful thing, and/or is anyone using it? If so, what
> > > kinds of projects is it used for?
> > As a database management system, it has some shortcomings (performance,
> > type checking, blah, blah, blah feature). I suppose someone must've
> > found it useful (the author, the Debian packager). Much of the
> > functionality can be had with "cut", "paste", "join", "sort", and
> > "uniq". When I looked at it, it didn't seem to provide alot of added
> > value over textutils... The biggest benefit was all data was stored in
> > plain text files (portability).
> So it doesn't sound like anyone's actually used it for real work; at
> least not recently?
I dunno. If you're interested, play around with it. Maybe you'll be
enamored, maybe not. Maybe we're all dolts for not using it... It's
not like it's a big commitment to try it out...
Eric G. Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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