Wednesday, September 06, 2006

More Conversion tool problems

My conversion tool is getting better, soon time to release.

What makes it possible is really that T-SQL is such a poor language, not much to take care of. But that is also the problem, since som features are far from perfect, T-SQL code contains a lot of complicated constructs, like error handling with goto's, and checking @@error efter every SQL statement. Converting that to MySQL would make horrible code, in a system where much better error handling is available. But there is currently no GOTO in MySQL...

So that will be unsolved, GOTO's and labels etc. Also references to SQL Server specific system tables, views, procedures and varibles will be largely unconverted.

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