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Re: (OT: PostgreSQL vs MySQL)



On Thu, Apr 06, 2006 at 01:05:43PM -0700, Miles Keaton wrote:
> On 4/5/06, David T Harris <da465415_(_at_)_pegasus_(_dot_)_cc_(_dot_)_ucf_(_dot_)_edu> wrote:
> > Just out of curiosity why did your company decide
> > to go with Postgresql as opposed to mysql?
> > Just somewhat curious considering you see mysql
> > everywhere these days...
> 
> 
> hi David -
> 
> The first half of this post says it very well:
> http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/6286?wlg=yes
> 
> I just LIKE it more.  It's more strict and accurate.

> I had used MySQL for years, and as soon as I tried PostgreSQL, I never
> wanted to go back.

I can second that. I am not a heavy database user by any means - I like
grep far too much for that - but when it can't be avoided, I'd rather
use something with a working foreign key implementation (though that
has apparently improved quite a bit in the 5.x series), and less
'nonstandard extensions'.

		Joachim



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