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Re: Any new thoughts on OTLT (One True Lookup Table)

From: Leandro Guimar„es Faria Corsetti Dutra <leandro_at_dutra.fastmail.fm>
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2004 17:26:15 -0300
Message-ID: <pan.2004.03.28.20.26.13.356332@dutra.fastmail.fm>


Em Sat, 27 Mar 2004 08:51:50 -0500, Laconic2 escreveu:

> it's always possible to define a domain that encompasses all of
> the data in the column. So a mathematician would dismiss my point about
> not mixing different kinds of data in a single column as moot.
>
> But, from my perspective, the question is whether the common domain
> "makes sense" to define or not. To me, the domain "state codes" can be
> explained to anyone who has ever addressed a letter by US snail mail. The
> domain "airline codes" can be explained to any travel agent, and to most
> passengers. But the domain "codes" only makes sense to a data processing
> wizard

        Great point, thanks.

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