Re: Big disappointment with Postgres

From: Matthias Hoys <>
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 21:35:54 +0100
Message-ID: <4d4f05fa$0$14248$>

"Noons" <> wrote in message news:iilcre$mlt$
> Mladen Gogala wrote,on my timestamp of 6/02/2011 3:54 AM:
>>> Triggers are evil!
>> Yes they are evil. I saw more then one trigger which badly messed things
>> up. Triggers are also necessary for implementing business logic.
> Humm, that is one of the very few times I totally disagree with TK.
> Not all triggers are evil.
> Data level triggers are definitely in that class - *if* used
> irresponsibly.
> Database level triggers are very convenient and necessary in many cases.
> Given the purpose and objective of each is completely different and
> addresses completely different needs, would it hurt TK too much to qualify
> that statement?
> Otherwise we can also state that
> "SQL is evil"
> because plenty of folks can provide examples of such and therefore "prove"
> it.
> Blanket statements with no context qualification whatsoever serve no
> purpose.
> Otherwise we're gonna end up with another "rebuild indexes is evil"
> crusade, which really does nothing else than sell books and consultancy...

Relational databases are evil. Let's go NoSQL :-) Received on Sun Feb 06 2011 - 14:35:54 CST

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