I took some CBT courses related to Oracle last year, and they're right. The
syntax (at least) of Oracle's PL/SQL is VERY Ada-like. (I never had an
opportunity to use any of this information.)
Philip W. Brashear
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From: Charles Plinta [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2000 6:18 AM
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Subject: an obscure Ada reference...
I have done alot of programmimg over the last 7 years using
the Progress database environment. I have a client that is
insisting that we use Oracle to develop a system for them.
Like any good programmer worth his weight in salt,
I purchased a book to get a feel for working and programming
in the Oracle database environment. It is from Oracle Press entitled:
"Oracle 8i, A Beginners Guide" by Abbey, Corey, and Abramson.
Chapter 8: PL/SQL
Section: Why do I need to know PL/SQL? (page 231)
"If you want to become fluent with the Oracle Product Set,
PL/SQL must become part of your skill set. IF you have
any programming experience with Ada, PL/SQL will seem very
Anyone with Oracle experience care to comment?
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