Re: which softeware can create database?

From: Jan Hidders <>
Date: 11 Nov 2002 22:30:13 +0100
Message-ID: <3dd02165$>

Bob Badour wrote:
>"Jan Hidders" <> wrote in message
>> Bob Badour wrote:
>> >"Jan Hidders" <> wrote in message
>> >news:3dcdf5e2$
>> >> Bob Badour wrote:
>> >> >"Jan Hidders" <> wrote in message
>> >> >news:3dcc2530$
>> >> >>
>> >How is that possible if publishing in peer reviewed journals would have
>> >created "a wider acceptance of the specific use of certain terms in the
>> >scientific community and with that in the database community at large" ?
>> It is what gains you the respect of the scientific community. The more you
>> publish that way the more political clout you have.
>I could not disagree more.

I work in that community and probably know it better than you do.

>> The question whether SQL defines the term "relational"
>> is meaningless because words don't define themselves, they are defined by
>> people and how they use them.
>In this case, the word was defined by Ted Codd. What does the database
>research community use to refer to a database management system based on
>relations as suggested by Codd's 1970 paper?

Something similar to the words you now used.

>> >> >BTW, is SIGMOD peer-reviewed ?
>> >>
>> >> I presume you mean SIGMOD record? Some parts of it.
>> >>
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >> Is that all you could find? Here, let me help you a little:
>> >
>> >No, I just grabbed the first one I found.
>> And failed. That was not in the peer-reviewed part.
>And failed at what?

Finding a peer-reviewed publication of Date.

  • Jan Hidders
Received on Mon Nov 11 2002 - 22:30:13 CET

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