Re: Date's First Great Blunder

From: Anthony W. Youngman <>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 22:27:39 +0100
Message-ID: <74i5VVBLjDiAFw$>

In message <>, Leandro Guimar„es Faria Corsetti Dutra <> writes
>Em Mon, 19 Apr 2004 14:01:11 -0500, Dawn M. Wolthuis escreveu:
>>> Alphora Dataphor.
>> Great -- so what advantages can you see in a real relational database
>> management system that are not present in the not-exacxtly-relational
>> implementations that are out there? In other words, in what way is a pure
>> relational implementation more useful than one that is not-so-pure?
> User defined types as first class citizens, including special
>values to get us rid of NULLs.

Amen to that ...
> Updateable derived relations (updateable views).
> All the system defined on the database, including UI.

I think we might have trouble here ... I'm beginning to get inconvenient ideas about data/metadata ... :-)
> And so on... get it for yourself on --
>unfortunately it needs MS .Net.


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