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Re: Oracle and PICK

From: Dawn M. Wolthuis <dwolt_at_tincat-group.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 20:24:46 -0500
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"Laconic2" <laconic2_at_comcast.net> wrote in message news:fMKdnep-Qu-_GB3d4p2dnA_at_comcast.com...
> Jan,
> PS, Now that I see where Dawn and Nick are really coming from, I'm
> starting to lose interest, fast.

Golly gee, what does THAT mean? I'm coming from trying to figure out why relational theory is taught and marketed big time when my way-too-many-years of practice have given me the impression (not the proof) that other approaches work better. I'm really on a search for why this difference exists -- between what I have learned from books and seem with my eyes -- I'm still learning, so when I get to preachin' instead, feel free to call me on it..

I'm also a future-thinker and it seems to me that RDBMS's will need to change significantly if they don't want to lose that king-of-the-hill position. It was quite amusing to me to see that the XML model looked like the old PICK products I'm accustomed to -- makes me think that perhaps theory and practice might actually come to the same conclusion once we have a better theory. smiles. --dawn Received on Fri Apr 16 2004 - 20:24:46 CDT

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