Modernizing Ex Base

MicrosoftAccess continues to frustrate me for internal batch and ad-hoc data-chomping chores. I miss much of ExBase (dBASE derivatives), but realize that its conventions are a bit outdated to be accepted in most organizations. Maybe if us ExBase fans can manage to find a way to modernize the good parts of the language and tool conventions, we can resurrect the wounded beast into a new species that is more palatable to modern conventions/fashions. For one, it probably has to better resemble and better integrate with SQL. SQL is the lingua franca of query languages for good or bad (see SqlFlaws). --top

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