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Re: Where to discuss relational modelling?

From: Costin Cozianu <c_cozianu_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 12:15:10 -0800
Message-ID: <c3q5sf$29rk1p$1@ID-152540.news.uni-berlin.de>


Leandro Guimar√£es Faria Corsetti Dutra wrote:

> First, I am not asking for help -- at least not yet.
>
> I am preparing a quite complex database, and have some modelling
> issues that are baffling me. I don't think it would be adequate to
> post them here, on one hand because this is c.d.*theory* and on the
> other because I think modelling requires so much information to be
> understood that only a dedicated forum would do.
>
> So the question is, is there any forum -- newsgroup, mailing
> list, web-based, whatever -- where one can post specific problems with
> huge background information and get sound, informed opinions based on
> relational theory on one hand, and SQL limitations on the other?
>
>

I think it would be very appropriate to discuss them here.

First of all, we cannot separate theory from practice as cleanly as some would have. Theory has to be validated by addressing practical problem, and has to validate its targets by choosing from the large set of practical or invented scenarios, those problems that are of significance.

Second, compared to the usual (lack of) quality of rants posted here, it will be a most welcome change.

Cheers,
Costin Received on Tue Mar 23 2004 - 14:15:10 CST

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