I Will Never Have To Port This Code

April 16, 2003

[From Intelligent Enterprise Magazine]

If you hang around the database developer newsgroups, you'll find rookie programmers who write their code with proprietary features of whatever SQL product they have. They argue that they'll never have to port this code, so why bother to write standard SQL when you can gain some advantage in performance with a proprietary feature?

What's wrong with this thinking?

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