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Re: Stored fields ordered left to right

From: Dawn M. Wolthuis <dwolt_at_tincat-group.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 22:12:22 -0600
Message-ID: <bsqtva$86$1@news.netins.net>


"Bob Badour" <bbadour_at_golden.net> wrote in message news:1pydnZ_Ro6ck6m2iRVn-gQ_at_golden.net...
> "Marshall Spight" <mspight_at_dnai.com> wrote in message
> news:jnZHb.693968$Fm2.598344_at_attbi_s04...
> > "Bob Badour" <bbadour_at_golden.net> wrote in message
> news:Ws6dnWXlao4FKnKiRVn-tA_at_golden.net...
> > > "Marshall Spight" <mspight_at_dnai.com> wrote in message
> > > news:dKIHb.681736$Tr4.1704642_at_attbi_s03...
> > > >
> > > > I was speaking of logically distinguishing attributes. I don't
> > > > see how the physical level is even relevant here.
> > >
> > > You don't see how logically distinguishing attributes by physical
> position
> > > violates physical independence and confuses logical and physical
> issues?!?
> >
> > Again, I don't see the physical level being discussed here.

>

> If implicit order is not physical, where does it come from?
>
<snip>

Just so it is clear, Bob, since you are filtering out my responses anyway, Marshall is correct and you are wrong on this one, darlin'

Ordering of values is logically a function (=operator=map=procedure=method) from (a subset of) the positive integers to a set of values (and likewise ordering of attributes is a function from the positive integers to a set of attributes). One can talk about ordering logically if one can talk about numbers logically (and most of us can!).

--dawn Received on Mon Dec 29 2003 - 22:12:22 CST

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