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I've found that people who dislike SQL really just tend to struggle with set-based logic and thinking (not saying that's the case for you). It's an absolutely beautiful and powerful language.

Powerful, absolutely yes. Beautiful? Absolutely not. This is of course subjective, but come on. Insofar as you can be objective about beautiful code, SQL stands over in the corner wishing it had remembered to shower while all the other kids are elegantly rotating on the dance floor.

Except PHP. It's hiding in the bathroom.

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