On Tue, 27 Apr 1999, Fred Read wrote:
> I have found it is considerably easier and faster to;
> download, configure, compile, link and install MySQL
> [I have done this on several Linuxes and two versions
> of <spit> Solaris]
> than it is to;
> install Informix from the distribution medium.
> [I have witnessed this on HP/UX and another Unix]
You left out: "Writing the application that will use the database," which
I believe was the orginal posters point. There are a large number of
applications that rely on specific functionality being present. Some of
this functionality(sub-selects, transactions, etc.) is simply not present
> presumably, the same applies to Oracle.
> With so many applications supporting "foreign" databases
> through ODBC these days, the "lack of support for MySQL"
> argument is starting to wear thin...
ODBC isn't a panacea. It also doesn't perform as well when compared to
making native SQL calls. Why would anyone want to cripple performance by