Re: Decline of Science: Computer Science and Databases
Date: 11 Nov 2002 01:54:21 -0800
> 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