> A guy I know is looking for an easy way to transfer
> a bunch of records from a table in an Oracle
> database to a Sybase database. They want to write
> a tool which is portable between NT and Linux that
> would run as a cron job (or NT equivalent).
Assuming that this is a trivial type transfer, i.e. no special data
mangling, they would be best to get someone to write some perl for them.
Writing C++ for a small tool like this is not the most efficient way of
doing things, where efficiency is defined in terms of coding/debugging time,
and ease of maintenance.
Do they speak C++ themselves already?
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