Re: Oracle and PICK
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2004 13:20:39 +0100
In message <nB8gc.74564$fs3.4895815_at_phobos.telenet-ops.be>, Jan Hidders
>are applying / extending techniques that were already known from
>relational research. This suggests that even if you have data that has
>a typical XML structure and is accessed in a typical XML way (XPath
>expressions) the relational model is very often still an excellent
>choice for your underlying logical data model.
Agreed. But that's one of the reasons I dislike relational, actually :-) It seeks to divorce the logical from the physical.
With Pick, I let the real world dictate the physical data structure. I then impose relational theory over it. The relational model as implemented divorces the real world from the physical data structure by imposing set theory as a wall between the two :-( That is a MAJOR failing imho!
-- Anthony W. Youngman - wol at thewolery dot demon dot co dot uk HEX wondered how much he should tell the Wizards. He felt it would not be a good idea to burden them with too much input. Hex always thought of his reports as Lies-to-People. The Science of Discworld : (c) Terry Pratchett 1999Received on Sat Apr 24 2004 - 14:20:39 CEST