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

From: Jan Hidders <jan.hidders_at_REMOVE.THIS.ua.ac.be>
Date: 10 Mar 2003 13:38:22 +0100
Message-ID: <3e6c873e.0@news.ruca.ua.ac.be>


Lauri Pietarinen wrote:
>Jan Hidders wrote:
>>
>>>>What makes you think that while-loops raise the level of abstraction?
>>>>
>>>What makes you think they don't?
>>
>>They are both imperative programming constructs.
>>
>That would impy that a Turing-machine program and a Java-program are on the
>same level of abstraction. They are both imperative programming constructs,
>are they not?

No. A transition table from a Turing machine is not what I would call an imperative programming language. But anyway, you made the claim, you have to provide the arguments.

Received on Mon Mar 10 2003 - 06:38:22 CST

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