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Re: Getting started with Postgres or MySQL

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On 01/31/07 23:18, Danesh Daroui wrote:
> Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 31, 2007 at 02:54:01PM -0900, Joshua J. Kugler wrote:
> Maybe MySQL is not the best database engine in the world but it is one
> the best engines. I have worked on MySQL for several years and from four
> years ago I have started to develop my own database engine inspired by
> MySQL. During development of my own database engine (BromeliaSQL) I
> realized the magical techniques which have been used in MySQL which are
> unique. For example MySQL was (and maybe is) the only database engine
> which allows you to read and write to a table which has been indexed
> even by using B-Tree which is the most complex structure, at the same time.

ROTFLMAO.  You have *got* to be kidding.

*Every* RDBMS worth it's salt lets you concurrently access b-tree

> About allowing corrupted data, it is not the responsibility of database
> engine to verify if the data is valid or not since the database engine
> only "Manages" data and not validate. Although, MySQL have a very very
> powerful library of functions to validate and generate and validate date
> and kind in any possible format.

What a single-user attitude.  Here's a nickel kid, go buy yourself
some VT220s.

It's always the app developer's responsibility to make sure that he
inserts clean data.

OTOH, any DBA worth his/her salt will *not* trust code monkeys to
find their arses with both hands, a map and flashlight.  Thus, we
put up our own defenses against incompetent boobs.

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