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Re: A Question on Integrety

From: Tony <andrewst_at_onetel.net.uk>
Date: 17 Dec 2003 03:29:38 -0800
Message-ID: <c0e3f26e.0312170329.1e3a6b00@posting.google.com>


"Dawn M. Wolthuis" <dwolt_at_tincat-group.com> wrote in message news:<brouhm$dt3$1_at_news.netins.net>...
> This is a good example for use of a more agile approach to data persistence

What is it about the word "agile" that makes me want to reach for my gun?

> such as using a non-RDBMS solution (even if the product calls itself an
> RDBMS) where data is persisted as strings, without strong typing in the
> database persistence layer. Data types in this environment refer to the way
> that the data is either shown (output) or gathered (input) but the database
> mangaement system does not do type checking, permitting the applications to
> apply necessary type constraints, while the database happily persists any
> strings it it given.

That's not a database, it's a "file".

"Persist" as a transitive verb is another one... Received on Wed Dec 17 2003 - 05:29:38 CST

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