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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • The thing is, databases were really one of the first mass-usage systems that was forced (or took it upon itself) to solve most of the really tricky technical problems (atomic-ness + transactional-ness + parellism + many concurrent users on multiple machines/cpus + permissions + platform-neutral) AND made those solutions available via a convenient interface.

    Because it has done this, it is a low-overhead way to leveraging those solutions without having to resort to actually learning anything new or doing anything "properly".

    So it's naturally tempting to many people looking for cheap I-need-it-working-today solutions.

    That's not necessarily a positive thing, but it is certainly understandable.