Re: Is SQL procedural or non-procedural?

From: Bob Badour <>
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 13:02:09 GMT
Message-ID: <lNTjg.322$>

David Cressey wrote:

> "Paul" <> wrote in message

>>I'm talking about the Oracle one. Rdb/VMS - isn't that related to
>>Interbase precursors?

> If you'll go back and look at my post that you first responded to, and
> reread it, I think you'll see that I was NOT talking about the Oracle CBO
> at that point. What I said was,
> "By contrast, some other products had cost based optimization, and the
> programmers could focus on what data they wanted, instead of how to access
> it."
> Note the "some other products."
> If your point is that the Oracle CBO still has a ways to go, I won't argue
> that point with you.
> But my point, was, and is, that some other products had an optimizer that
> had the effect that I indicated on programmer focus.
> Your comment about "how wrong I was" applies to the Oracle CBO, and not
> necessarily to the CBO's of other products.
> We've been talking past each other.

Keep in mind that Paul is part of the Oracle borg. No other dbmses exist in his universe. Received on Wed Jun 14 2006 - 15:02:09 CEST

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