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"Brashear, Phil" <[log in to unmask]>
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Brashear, Phil
Wed, 21 Jun 2000 10:44:50 -0400
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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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P.O. Box 24593
Dayton, OH  45424-0593
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-----Original Message-----
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?

Chuck Plinta

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