I used to get a freebie magazine (now defunct) that had a wonderful SQL
column by Joe Celko.  Every column had a problem to solve.  Many of the
problems would have been easy to solve in a procedural language, but were
very difficult in SQL. OTOH, some problems are the exact reverse.  It kind
of depends. <g>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: M. Lazarus [mailto:mlazarus@ttec.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 4:42 PM
> To: midrange-l@midrange.com
> Subject: RE: Can you do this in SQL
> Joe,
> At 1/29/02 05:31 PM, you wrote:
> >RPG is an excellent language for doing database I/O.  Why
> people insist on
> >"getting away from it" is beyond my meager intellectual
> capabilities.  Maybe
> >it's "new-itis".
> >
> >I dunno, but I think my 5-line, two-program solution beats
> your 100-line, 3
> >object technique any day of the week.
>   I wholeheartedly agree.  As people try accomplish more w/ SQL, I'm
> finding that it often becomes unintelligible.  SQL is
> wonderful for certain
> straightforward tasks, but complex, record at a time tasks
> are usually done
> better in RPG.
>   -mark
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