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Re: globals besides relvars?

From: Bob Badour <bbadour_at_golden.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 12:15:03 -0400
Message-ID: <j4yVa.1421$s85.255976487@mantis.golden.net>


"Paul Vernon" <paul.vernon_at_ukk.ibmm.comm> wrote in message news:bg5g75$1id4$1_at_gazette.almaden.ibm.com...
> "Marshall Spight" <mspight_at_dnai.com> wrote in message
> news:0DlVa.3203$Oz4.625_at_rwcrnsc54...
> > "Paul Vernon" <paul.vernon_at_ukk.ibmm.comm> wrote in message
> news:bg3oc0$1ec0$1_at_gazette.almaden.ibm.com...
> > > "Marshall Spight" <mspight_at_dnai.com> wrote in message
> > > news:WqcVa.148132$GL4.38052_at_rwcrnsc53...
> > > [snip]
> > > > I'm groping my way towards a model where the concept of a
> > > > programming language's global variables
> > >
> > > The database is the only global variable. In fact it is the only
varable *at
> all*.
> >
> > I buy the "database is the only global variable." In fact, I think it
makes sense
> > to say this is true by definition. But the only variable *at all* is
overstatement.
> > What about local variables inside a function?
>
> TTM has 'local' variables. Personally I'm not at all sure we need them. I
don't think
> that a relational programming language would have them. A Functional
program has no
> variables at all - right?

I don't know of any database management systems that are not imperative. Imperative languages have variables. Received on Tue Jul 29 2003 - 11:15:03 CDT

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