[Lazarus] Lazarus, Jedi etc.

Henry Vermaak henry.vermaak at gmail.com
Tue Jul 16 11:53:31 CEST 2013

On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 11:22:44AM +0200, Reinier Olislagers wrote:
> On 16-7-2013 11:17, Henry Vermaak wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 08:33:45AM +0000, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
> >> If it really is so bad, why have so many developers- in particularly
> >> web developers- clasped it to their bosom?
> > 
> > Probably not, no, given that it's used by wikipedia, google, twitter,
> > etc.  It just seems like Graeme and Michael are complaining that it
> > doesn't default to strict mode (i.e. traditional mode in mysql
> > parlance).  Lots of credibility lost if people rant about something that
> > they can actually configure the way they like.
> Would you happen to know how those people programmed their backends?
> Using the crummy code mentioned in the thread or code that expects RDBMS
> behaviour?

Sorry, my crystal ball is in for repairs, you'll have to spell out your
point for me.

> There's lots of whacky code out there that still is used in production,
> and patched endlessly whenever the next error pops up. Doesn't mean it's
> a good idea to go down that path.

A universal truth, but I can't see how it's unique to mysql?

> That said, I agree about the configuring+ranting part, but I'm not sure
> to what level of strictness you can actually configure MySQL. And I'm
> not interested enough to find out - Firebird suits me just fine.

Ranting from a position of ignorance seriously dilutes your credibility
in my book.


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