Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 09:39:00 +0100
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Subject: Re: Ban SQL - it's evil !!
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Good Morning Folks,
One of the strengths of SAS and the SAS-L list is that they encourage
people to think outside the box. Regarding SQL I had not come across the
ideas that underpin databases and SQL before joining SAS-L. I have found
the ideas on organising and manipulating data using the principals
underpinning SQL extremely useful.
In any course in any discipline the central tenet is learn more, explore
new ideas, be creative. Being aware of different ideas and concepts helps
you stay competitive. You do not have to use any particular idea or
If the reason for banning SQL is because it has a strange syntax, has a few
idiosyncrasies and can cause confusion and frustration then on similar
principals we should ban all computer languages and throw computers out of
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