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Re: Normalisation

From: Alfredo Novoa <alfredo_novoa_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2005 14:59:54 +0200
Message-ID: <jv0lc11chi046ug77t2b07b9oskfgo5v0n@4ax.com>


On Sun, 03 Jul 2005 13:37:31 GMT, Jan Hidders <jan.hidders_at_REMOVETHIS.pandora.be> wrote:

>Paul wrote:
>> Jan Hidders wrote:
>>
>>>>Well, the "atomicity" definition doesn't hold up under scrutiny, and
>>>>the "you shouldn't have more than one column about the same thing"
>>>>definition is too informal.
>>>
>>>Yeah, that's what Date claims. Many disagree, including me.
>>
>> You think that atomicity is a well defined concept?
>
>No. But I think it is understood well-enough to be a useful concept.

Most people think that atomic means indivisible in that context, and it does not make any sense.

Regards Received on Tue Jul 05 2005 - 07:59:54 CDT

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