Re: Date's First Great Blunder
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 22:27:39 +0100
In message <pan.2004.04.20.22.11.28.448611_at_dutra.fastmail.fm>, Leandro
Guimar„es Faria Corsetti Dutra <leandro_at_dutra.fastmail.fm> 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 http://alphora.com./ --
>unfortunately it needs MS .Net.
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