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Re: List Database Theories

From: Anthony W. Youngman <wol_at_thewolery.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 20:01:49 +0100
Message-ID: <uk28S0Bd+$jAFwUL@thewolery.demon.co.uk>


In message <pan.2004.04.28.17.14.58.476338_at_dutra.fastmail.fm>, Leandro Guimar„es Faria Corsetti Dutra <leandro_at_dutra.fastmail.fm> writes
>Em Wed, 28 Apr 2004 07:07:59 +0000, Bill H escreveu:
>
>>> If you stick to what a theory should be -- meaning well-defined,
>>> consistent, formalisable -- there is only one, the relational model of
>>> data and database management.
>>
>> You are joking, right?
>
> No. Any others? Unfortunately, neither XML, nor OO nor
>hierarhical nor network 'models' have ever risen to become general
>theories of data. Graphs anyone?
>

Unfortunately, the data seems to have become theoretical too.

Totally disconnected from Reality and the Universe :-)

Cheers,
Wol

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