Re: The job of a relational DBMS (was: Sql request)

From: Gene Wirchenko <>
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 18:17:45 -0800
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On Tue, 01 Dec 2009 08:50:34 +1100, Ben Finney <> wrote:

>joel garry <> writes:


>> Can't a function be part of the DBMS?
>A non-relational function shouldn't be part of a relational DBMS, no. An
>application can *store* its non-relational functions in the *database*,
>of course, and access them there; but database ? DBMS.

     Addition of integral values is a function mapping two integral values to an integral value. Note the lack of a relation in the RDBMS sense. I think it would be a very useful thing for an RDBMS to have it.

     (How do you more precisely make the division between in and out?)


Gene Wirchenko Received on Mon Nov 30 2009 - 20:17:45 CST

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