Re: Call for an API standard for SQL statements

From: Marshall Spight <>
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 04:58:14 GMT
Message-ID: <GDGed.520822$8_6.346279_at_attbi_s04>

"Dawn M. Wolthuis" <dwolt_at_tincat-group.comREMOVE> wrote in message news:clf16e$4ui$
> >
> > 1) Many customers ask for things they won't actually use.
> > 2) ERP vendors fall in to the category of ISV that in another post
> > I mentioned as being the one category of entity that can actually
> > use DBMS independence because they deploy on many sites with
> > many different customers DBMSs.
> >
> > I don't think customers *actually* need DBMS independence
> > nearly as much as they think they do.
> Both tools & applications that are written to be licensed to many companies
> need database independence. This is not typically because customers require
> such independence, but because one prospective customer uses one database
> and one another.

Just so.

Custom software does not need this independence, though; nor do custom applications need OS independence.

Marshall Received on Sun Oct 24 2004 - 06:58:14 CEST

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