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Re: Relational vs. PICK/Object DBMS

From: Dawn M. Wolthuis <dwolt_at_tincat-group.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 08:08:20 -0500
Message-ID: <c6b4gj$get$1@news.netins.net>


"Mikito Harakiri" <mikharakiri_nospaum_at_yahoo.com> wrote in message news:8a529bb.0404222038.2976efbc_at_posting.google.com...
> "Dawn M. Wolthuis" <dwolt_at_tincat-group.com> wrote in message
news:<c68ogs$4h7$1_at_news.netins.net>...
> > Now take two ways of approaching this -- with epsilon-delta proofs in
"real
> > analysis" and using infinitesimals in "non-standard analysis". It is
> > completely legit to ask folks using either approach to "solve this
problem"
> > (of proving continuity).
>
> After non-standard analysis was invented in the 60s there was enough
> excitement to launch some experimental programs teaching non-standard
> analysis as a first calculus course. Today the fad is over, how many
> schools are offering non-standard analysis for undergraduates?
>
> That's said, the parallel between Pick and non-standard analysis is
> completely bogus.

<snip>
It is not "bogus" but completely missing -- I agree! My analogy was related to the fact that you need to start with a problem statement that is neutral with respect to the ways of solving the problem. So, I would like to address the original question of this thread, but the statement of the problem is a relational statement. Once it is solution-independent, then OO, PICK and other professionals can take and run with it.

Make sense? Cheers! --dawn Received on Fri Apr 23 2004 - 08:08:20 CDT

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