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From: "Peter Collard" <collardp at rabo-bank dot com>
Subject: RE: sybperl vs. isql
Date: Apr 19 1999 9:57AM

You are then open to the vagaries of isql - your have to process 
headers/footers, and the data comes across as formatted text, not to 
mention the inefficiency of isql in doing that formatting (unless its 
improved recently).

I havent seen a cleaner interface than the 'ct_sql' command - its brilliant 
and avoids all the coding.

Peter Collard (x3863)
Senior Sybase DBA
Rabobank UK

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-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent:	Friday, 16 April 1999 16:01
To:	SybPerl Discussion List
Subject:	sybperl vs. isql

Something has been bothering me, so I thought I would share it.

I am (I believe) a competent Perl programmer and would use Perl for all of
my scripting needs if I could. I have used sybperl (and its derivatives)
successfully but I can't help wondering why. Wouldn't opening an isql
filehandle be just as good? Can anybody argue successfully for my continued
used of sybperl?


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