Re: globals besides relvars?
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 12:15:03 -0400
"Paul Vernon" <paul.vernon_at_ukk.ibmm.comm> wrote in message
> "Marshall Spight" <mspight_at_dnai.com> wrote in message
> > "Paul Vernon" <paul.vernon_at_ukk.ibmm.comm> wrote in message
> > > "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
> > I buy the "database is the only global variable." In fact, I think it
> > to say this is true by definition. But the only variable *at all* is
> > What about local variables inside a function?
> TTM has 'local' variables. Personally I'm not at all sure we need them. I
> 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 - 18:15:03 CEST