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Re: Xquery might have some things right

From: Eric Kaun <>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 13:24:38 GMT
Message-ID: <qGE3c.22405$>

I agree with Bob's technical opinions and respect his demonstrated technical knowledge, but his response to Dawn on this one was just sniping, since Dawn's comments had already been critically analyzed. But he's certainly succinct. I think that unless those who favor relational (with good reason, in my opinion) are willing to discuss it with others, it won't gain the traction that it should have in the industry (in place of SQL and other crap). Maybe this newgroup is the wrong forum, but I think the discussion is still useful.

"Archibald Tuttle" <> wrote in message news:h%C3c.10323297$

> "Dawn M. Wolthuis" <> wrote:

> >"Bob Badour" <> wrote in message
> >
> >> "Peter Koch Larsen" <> wrote in message
> >> news:9812c.104711$
> >> >
> >> > "Dawn M. Wolthuis" <> skrev i en meddelelse
> >> > news:c23ic9$usb$
> ><snip>
> >> > All in all, quite an empty post for so much text.
> >>
> >> It goes with the brain that created it.
> >
> >Is that really necessary, Bob? I have no problem with you disagreeing
> >statements I make, even indicating if you think they are illogical or
> >but the personal attack when you do not even know me is really offensive.
> >I'm sure you intend for me to take offense, but I really don't enjoy the
> >discourse under such conditions. I figure you must have some significant
> >issues and I'm sorry if you have a need to take out whatever on whomever,
> >but lay off buddy, OK? --dawn

> Although it's true that Bob becomes harsh and nervous very quickly, it's also
> true that
> is always very succint and precise instead of making tons of posts full of
> re-hashed
> arguments and retorics.
> I appreciate very much his attitude to always make critics and questioning
> everything,
> a simple question helps people on reasoning more on the subject, and in
> long run
> it helps either developing ideas, or throwing them away. Unless, of course, you
> have
> just and ego and you come over just to make claims without being prepared to
> be challenged on them (and, maybe, without even basic knowledge on the subject).
> It's very nice to discuss and explore things without every time questioning
> every basic
> concept, much of them are already taken for granted.
> This NG is about database theory, not about eveyone's personal view of the
> world,
> coming here trying to say that a well-estabilished, sound and proven
theory is
> out
> of date, inefficient or too much costly for general implementations, requires
> you to
> have much more than a vision to both impress the audience and gain some
> respectability.
> In other words: he gained my respect; you still have to.
> Mr. Tuttle
Received on Wed Mar 10 2004 - 07:24:38 CST

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