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Re: Teach SELECT DISTINCT first!

From: Laconic2 <laconic2_at_comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 09:11:03 -0400
Message-ID: <AfWdnatO39QzYw3dRVn-uQ@comcast.com>


Look, I agree with you. The thing is that there's a cultural rule in this forum, about how you say things:

stimulus: "A table is a Relation"
response: "This person is totally clueless. Add to the kill file."

stimulus: "A table looks like a relation." response: "This person is clearly a moron, but perhaps educable."

stimulus: "A table with a primary key represents a relation." response: "This person is a database person, but a little weak on theory."

stimulus: "A table in 1NF is homomorphic to a relation. response: "O wow! This person is very sophisticated!"

I think this is garbage. I'm not impressed. But you have to speak the local language, if you want to converse with the natives. Then again, I'm not impressed when someone wears a business suit, rather than casual clothes, at the office.

What does impress me is the quality of people's thought. Received on Thu Apr 29 2004 - 08:11:03 CDT

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