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Re: In an RDBMS, what does "Data" mean?

From: mAsterdam <mAsterdam_at_vrijdag.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 03:26:26 +0200
Message-ID: <40ce503c$0$559$e4fe514c@news.xs4all.nl>


Anthony W. Youngman wrote:

> Tony writes:

>> Anthony W. Youngman wrote:
>>> Relational needs an optimiser - Pick gets it for free ... and the stats
>>> say that on average it pays off handsomely :-)
>>
>> Pick doesn't have a "free" optimizer: it just doesn't have one. So
>> either there is only one access path, and too bad if it isn't optimal,
>> or you the designer/programmer are playing the part of the optimizer
>> yourselves (and I don't suppose your time comes free).
> 
> So our time isn't free ... but optimisation is inherent in the design. 
> We don't even think about it - it just happens ...

Magic! Yey! Received on Mon Jun 14 2004 - 20:26:26 CDT

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