I asked for feature comparison and performance tests. Both are very very very objective things... or so did I think.

Or argumentative? How? "Feature X is present." "No, it's not!" "Yes it is!"

It's closed now. Where was a I wrong in asking such a question?

Closing reason: It's impossible to objectively answer this question; questions of this type are too open ended and usually lead to confrontation and argument.

Impossible? Really?


Surely there will be subjective answers to this question, these should be addressed separately. The question was in my opinion very objective. That is, I completely agree with you, and voted for reopen. I hope others will too.


It was wrongly closed as Subjective & Argumentative. It should have been closed as a duplicate, for example of this question.

  • @Pekka: Hi! Have seen you around. That said, that is a question from Dec 16 '09. More than a year old? New versions? And more than that, no performance test has been asked for. – 101 Feb 10 '11 at 9:37
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    But that question does not address performance. This one does. – aioobe Feb 10 '11 at 9:37
  • @aioobe: Exactly! Thanks. – 101 Feb 10 '11 at 9:38
  • @aiiobe @101 Re performance: stackoverflow.com/questions/2707765/… – Pekka Feb 10 '11 at 9:39
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    @101 I see your point about the question's age, but common practice is to try and revive the old question, e.g. using a bounty. It may be justified to ask "what's the status this year" questions on very rapidly evolving technologies, but the database market doesn't change that quickly. Much, if not most of what was true in 2009 is still true today – Pekka Feb 10 '11 at 9:40
  • @Pekka, agreed. – aioobe Feb 10 '11 at 9:41
  • @Pekka: Are you sure reviving the old question with a bounty would only result in new answers? I'm to trust that after being closed on this question as subjective? I've been running into false subjectives quite often here that it feels - to me - the system doesn't work. (See a few of my other meta support questions for examples.) – 101 Feb 10 '11 at 9:46
  • @101 yeah, how to deal with existing old questions is an ongoing discussion. See e.g. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/60334/… However, I have had great success reviving old questions using bounties. I don't see why this wouldn't work in this case. See e.g. stackoverflow.com/questions/294355/php-yaml-parsers – Pekka Feb 10 '11 at 9:52

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