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Re: Should an application ever be allowed to change a schema?

From: Anthony W. Youngman <wol_at_thewolery.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2004 15:10:57 +0100
Message-ID: <J$MF0GNxVniAFw4E@thewolery.demon.co.uk>


In message <40812411$0$561$e4fe514c_at_news.xs4all.nl>, mAsterdam <mAsterdam_at_vrijdag.org> writes
>Karen Sundquist wrote:
>
>> Imagine a database that is only accessed by a server application.
>
>(Sorry for being slightly off-topic.
>I am trying to initiate a c.d.theory glossary.)
>
>This effectively reduces the meaning of the word 'database' to
>'deluxe filesystem'. No problem, many use the word in that sense.

Doesn't the planned implementation of Longhorn use SQL-Server as its filesystem?

What about Native Pick? Or OS/400?

In some cases, the "deluxe file system" IS what you would call a database, I suspect. In others (Longhorn?) I suspect the use of a database is a gross abuse of the concept of a filesystem :-)

Shades of grey.

Cheers,
Wol

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