Re: Pain with heterogenous services (DG4ODBC)

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2013 00:13:09 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <kcfoal$uk2$>

On Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:37:14 +0000, Eric wrote:

> On 2013-01-07, Mladen Gogala <> wrote:

>> I'm still on 5.1.22

> Sigh! Thats where I started. So long ago.
> Eric

I actually started on the version 4, on MS-DOS 3.3. What is today known as SQL*Plus, used to be known as UFI (User Fiendish Interface), there were SQL*Forms 1.0 included. The form was written in a text editor and then generated with IAG. IAD (Designer) did not exist yet. The dictionary tables were known as "CAT" (borrowed from then extremely popular Apple IIe), "TABLES" and "INDEXES". There were about 10 parameters that it was possible to set. The whole thing used to install from 3 5.25" floppy disks and was happy with 512K or RAM. Again, it's "K", not "G". Oracle was giving that away for free, it didn't cost $10k/CPU thread. To tell the truth, I am unaware of multithreaded 8086 processors.

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