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Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2002 10:43:26 -0800
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Dear list,

Feel like having a good rant? Need to take some frustrations out on lies, ignorance and misinformation?

I received a document from a friend that live in both the Sybase and Oracle worlds. He was interested in my comments on it as he recognized it as a rant against Oracle that was full of misinformation.

Oracle has it's problems, but if you want to rant about it's inadequacies, you should at least be accurate.

Some of the things in here I can't address, such as the IEEE number formats.

Others are just plain stupid.

The writer claims to have spent 3 years with Oracle, but he's either lying or extraordinarily incompetent, I dunno which.

Here's my proposal: I'm turning this document loose to the list. I was going to comment on it myself, but it's fairly lengthy, and I just don't have time to do it myself.

Besides, I know that some of you relish such opportunities. :)

It's in MS Word format. If you want to make comments about any section of the document, include your comments in blue font below that section.

I will compile the comments, and send the annotated document back to my friend. He can distribute it to his Sybase DBA friends if he likes.

I was kidding about the ranting. Please keep it objective and professional.

Please include your name at the top of the document. Tell me if you want your name and email address included in the finished document.

The document can be found at:




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