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Re: Date's First Great Blunder

From: Alfredo Novoa <alfredo_at_ncs.es>
Date: 14 Apr 2004 06:47:43 -0700
Message-ID: <e4330f45.0404140547.6b2f0da7@posting.google.com>


mAsterdam <mAsterdam_at_vrijdag.org> wrote in message news:<407d025e$0$559$e4fe514c_at_news.xs4all.nl>...

> I don't like the title.

IMO it is only a little joke.

> While I don't like object bashing,

But there are many things to fix in the OO world.  

> The complementing question would be: What concept is it in the object
> world that is the counterpart to the concept of relation in the
> relational world?

Good question. The counterpart of both relation and relvar is "collection object", but they are not directly supported by the languages and they don't have an algebra or calculus.

> That is, *if* these two worlds are separable. Are they?

The problem is that the OO world is extremely fuzzy. There are literally millions of OO worlds.

Regards
  Alfredo Received on Wed Apr 14 2004 - 08:47:43 CDT

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