Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 14:12:37 +0300
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"mAsterdam" <mAsterdam_at_vrijdag.org> wrote in message
> x wrote:
> > mAsterdam wrote:
> >>A value, used to identify a location.
> > What is a *location* in the context of database management ?
> I don't have a definition at hand. Any takers?
> The reason I (propose to) include [address] was to
> get a clear wedge between pointer (high misunderstanding
> frequency, not only in this newsgroup) and reference.
> An 'address' is strongly associated with implementation, so
> it may be somewhat easier to see that it is something you'ld
> (in general) *not* want to have in a logical model.
> Is a definition required? Dunno. I am open to suggestions.
A pointer is a value used to locate ...
A reference is a value used to refer ...
The difference between *locate* and *refer* is crucial here.
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