Re: Stored fields ordered left to right

From: Dawn M. Wolthuis <>
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2003 16:46:17 -0600
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Do you agree, Bob, that relational database theory seems to require constructs that are NOT mathematical relations (because they have no logical ordering among attributes)?

Do you also agree that some of the data models that are not considered by relational theorists to be relational are, in this way, actually MORE relational in that they do require logical constructs (ordered tuples) that correspond to mathematical relations?

This is one of several issues I'm trying to square away or at least get a vocabulary that is not so contradictory. Thanks --dawn Received on Sat Dec 27 2003 - 23:46:17 CET

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