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Re: how to model object containment in relational

From: Mark C. Stock <mcstockX_at_Xenquery>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 07:18:17 -0500
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"Leandro Guimar„es Faria Corsetti Dutra" <leandro_at_dutra.fastmail.fm> wrote
in message news:pan.2004.03.22.12.08.27.248934_at_dutra.fastmail.fm...
| Em Wed, 17 Mar 2004 21:32:07 +0000, Asya Kamsky escreveu:
|
| > Is there a good newsgroup for this type of question? Some sort of
| > relational theory and modeling newgroup?
|
| There's comp.databases.theory, but you will only profit if you
| already understood that SQL is not relational, that relational is good
| and OO is bad.
|
| No kidding.
|
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i'll assume you meant 'SQL is not object oriented'

i'm born an bred on relational and have always thought OO to be something
like another religion (or at least presented as such)

OO is not inherently bad -- any technology (or philosophy for that matter)
that is approached with crusader's zeal will end up being used badly

i'm starting to explore oracle's OO features, and definitely see a place for
them -- initially in such things as commonizing address and person types,
including methods to standardize data formats

my impression of the biggest divergence (and largest opportunity for misuse)
of the two technologies, is that SQL is set-oriented and OO is, well,
object-oriented, and too many OO enthusiasts focus on coding for specific
instances of an object rather then processing sets of objects

looking forward to additional posts

;-{ mcs
Received on Mon Mar 22 2004 - 06:18:17 CST

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