Re: Extending my question. Was: The relational model and relationalalgebra - why did SQL become the industry standard?

From: Bob Badour <bbadour_at_golden.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 02:21:22 -0500
Message-ID: <FPk5a.166$Ni.17433748_at_mantis.golden.net>


"Paul Vernon" <paul.vernon_at_ukk.ibmm.comm> wrote in message news:b30f0c$17a2$1_at_sp15at20.hursley.ibm.com...
> "Bob Badour" <bbadour_at_golden.net> wrote in message
> news:8bR3a.84$2W5.14858339_at_mantis.golden.net...
> BTW, do the people here think that a DATABASE is a good term for a 'set'
of
> RELATIONs? or is there another, better term around. For that matter is
calling
> a DATABASE a 'set' of relations a gross misuse of the term set and so
> 'collection' is better?

I like Darwen's definition of a database as a set of true statements or facts best. Received on Fri Feb 21 2003 - 08:21:22 CET

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