It would be nice to merge the best of breed from both languages.
How much longer will it take Oracle to replace dbms_output.put_line with a simple PRINT statement that has no limits on chars per session.
On the other hand I like the better control of trigger firing in Oracle unfortunately instead-of triggers on tables don't exist.
The list goes on and on ...
I cannot imagine how anyone could write large pl/sql programs in SQLPLUS. Toad, even if it crashes regurlarly and costs a fair bit of money these days, is a god send.
I find it takes several hours when switching from Oracle to Sql Svr or vice versa before I stop making silly mistakes. It's comforting to know I am not the only one stuggling to adjust to the other RDBMS.