Foreign keys / Transactions in MySQL.. WTF?

Nic Gibson nicg at
Tue Jul 31 12:34:55 BST 2007

On 31/07/07, Peter Corlett <abuse at> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 31, 2007 at 10:46:51AM +0100, ti at wrote:
> [...]
> > 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"?
> Which other database are you alluding to here?
> MySQL's alleged full-text support is a load of gash and no better than LIKE
> '%keyword%" (thus doing a full table scan) but you presumably knew that
> already.

One assumes PostgreSQL given the comment about terminal widths. Yes,
that is an annoyance with psql but seriously, who chooses an RDBMS
based on that sort of thing?


Nic Gibson
Director, Corbas Consulting Ltd
Editorial and Technical Consultancy

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