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Re: List Database Theories

From: Dawn M. Wolthuis <dwolt_at_tincat-group.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 16:51:34 -0500
Message-ID: <c6p919$4t0$1@news.netins.net>


"Anthony W. Youngman" <wol_at_thewolery.demon.co.uk> wrote in message news:uk28S0Bd+$jAFwUL_at_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.

Should this be comp.databases.fantasy then?

> Totally disconnected from Reality and the Universe :-)

You seem to have had a Revelation in your Pick of words, Wol. --dawn

[Note: Reality, Universe, and Revelation are some of the PICK-based databases still going strong] Received on Wed Apr 28 2004 - 16:51:34 CDT

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