Re: A Question on Integrety
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 10:19:56 -0500
"Dawn M. Wolthuis" <dwolt_at_tincat-group.com> wrote in message
> This is a good example for use of a more agile approach to data
> 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.
You consider that agile??? Yikes!
In other words, the "dbms" simply stores the external physical representation without performing any management. This turns you database management system into a file. That's not agile--that's just plain stupid.
>, permitting the applications to
> apply necessary type constraints, while the database happily persists any
> strings it it given.
Having applications enforce integrity is what we had prior to 1970. It didn't work then. It doesn't work now. It will never work in the future.
Oh, now I see--that's where your stupidity and ignorance come from: PICK.
toodles Received on Wed Dec 17 2003 - 16:19:56 CET