Re: Relational vs. PICK/Object DBMS
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 14:11:10 +0300
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> So, Ross was asking for the problem statement in a common language and
> without a start at a solution (terms such as "base table" are clear
> indicators of a solution in relational theory).
The problem was not a start at a solution. I appreciate any solution (not necessary relational) that use an equivalent schema.
> Make sense? (I'm not talking to Mr. Bruce here bz he filters me out,
> on wood).
Yes. It does.
But isn't the theory a way of solving a problem without revealing its real world applications ? :-)
The same thing happen if you have any optional (or alternative) attribute.
Now, if you want to model a temporal database, all attributes become multivalued ...
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