Re: Decline of Science: Computer Science and Databases

From: Lauri Pietarinen <>
Date: 11 Nov 2002 01:54:21 -0800
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> Your approach may work in phone-book applications and for
> theoretical models that "mathematical purists" construct for
> university textbooks or for "manifestos". In practice it would
> cause tremendous unnecessary implementation and maintenance
> work to store and query complex class hierarchies.

Chances are that when you

  • book a hotel
  • reserve a flight
  • check your bank account
  • buy a book from Amazon
  • make an insurance claim
  • rent a car
  • make a trade
  • (etc etc)

there is a relational database somewhere giving out and saving data.

These are very complex applications, hardly just some text book examples.

Now it _could_ be that these same applications could be made using a pure OO-technology. But to claim that RM-technology is not suitable for these tasks - well hmmm...

Lauri Pietarinen Received on Mon Nov 11 2002 - 10:54:21 CET

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