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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • For a long time, the only game in town was Matt Wright, and Matt's scripts got a lot of airplay and mindspace. But the NMS project rewrote them, and now there's no reason to use Matt's scripts now that NMS is out. But that doesn't stop people from continuing to suggest Matt's stuff, only because they don't know any better.

    MySQL is there mostly from inertia now. Other than legacy compatibility, there's really no reason to use it. So for new starts, I'm trying to help set the record straight, in the NMS

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    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge
    • MySQL is there mostly from inertia now.

      While I think this statement is a hundred percent correct... It is only half the story.

      I have never used PostgreSQL, for one simple reason.

      I have not needed it.

      Inertial? Sure.

      But, until the benefits justify the cost, it doesn't make sense to spend my time replacing something that "just works" for me.

      Sometimes "good enough" really is...