Foreign keys / Transactions in MySQL.. WTF?

Jonathan Stowe jns at
Tue Jul 31 12:03:13 BST 2007

On Tue, 2007-07-31 at 10:46 +0100, ti at wrote:
> > How did MySQL get so popular when it still seems to be missing key
> > features?
> >
> > tjc
> Do things like "command-line SQL tool with history that understands your
> terminal width", "GUI tool that starts in less than tree minutes",
> "reliable export/import tool", and "readily configured full text search"
> count as "key features"?

Oooh good points, combine those with "consistent and largely ANSI
compliant SQL implementation", "scalable and flexible storage model",
"reliable and easy to configure replication", "advanced query
optimisation" and "comprehensive performance and fault monitoring
facilities" and I'm sure I'd be almost be convinced if it wasn't for the
stupid name and the frothing geeks.


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