> as a relatively unsophisticated dbms user (just dynamic web site back end),
> i thought it was very interesting to see the kinds of things oracle users do
> that i'd never have imagined.
> more than 61 joins in a query?! man, those guys are hardcore.
Hardcore stupid if you ask me. I suppose it is "possible" to have a
valid reason (can't imagine what it might be) for using more than 61
joins. But I would be willing to bet that 99.99% of the time if you get
even close to that many joins you have a very poorly designed database.
I would also bet that 80% of the people who are actually writing queries
with that many joins don't have a solid grasp of the fundamental
principles of relational database design.