The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Tuesday, Debtember 18, 2007

I still contend it's the bloody PHP programmers …

Sad.

Sad that the easiest way to fix The Error From Hell was to use a search-and-replace function to “fix” the SQL query.

Sigh.

$sql = preg_replace("/\s+\'\s+\'\s+([a-z]+)/"," ' ' AS \\1",$sql);

It's not perfect. It'll break if there's an SQL statement with a lowercase AS. But it'll have to do for now until I find a better regular expression.

To top it all off, I received the following from someone who has worked on porting SugarCRM to PostgreSQL:

The SugarFolk, I think due to rather obtuse source management and procedural policies, aren't interested in folding in my many improvements and PostgreSQL support. I moved on to other employment having nothing at all to do with SugarCRM or PHP (and very little to do with PostgreSQL), so I haven't worked on it. So it's officially dormant.

Sigh.

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