Nov 202023

The Postgres mailing lists are full of practical discussions, but two years ago there was a
77-email thread titled “The tragedy of SQL” that questioned the utility of the SQL query
language; t is worth a review. While opening with “A fun philosophical discussion,” it states:

The world’s economic output would be substantially higher (5%?) if our industry had settled on almost anything other than SQL for relational databases.

It disparages object-relational mappers and suggests Datalog as an alternative query

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