Re: "Perl is the duct tape of the Internet" and other musings

Doug Lea (
Sat, 11 Jul 1998 15:59:59 -0400 (EDT)

> It is curious, though, that free databases are less common than, say,
> free web servers. I think it's because most hackers think databases
> are kind of boring - who'd want to spend so much time creating a
> database program?
> Nah. The real reason is that not many universities teach about
> databases and "production computer science".

Nah. The real reason is that free software is put out by people who
love to code it. And practically nobody loves to code databases :-)


PS: To see some free software I've had fun coding lately, check out: