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Re: dbdebunk 'Quote of Week' comment

From: David Cressey <david.cressey_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2005 06:15:12 GMT
Message-ID: <QxTPe.2931$FW1.396@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net>

"dawn" <dawnwolthuis_at_gmail.com> wrote in message news:1125113887.410289.194700_at_o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
> Marshall Spight wrote:

> > I don't use the word "pointer" for such things. If we broaden
> > the term "pointer" that far, it stops meaning much of anything.
> > The appropriately generic term for data that *could* serve
> > as references to other data at the logical level is "data".
>
> That works for me too, but I read what was written at
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DBMS about multivalue databases and
> pointers and I don't get it. I've heard it before and I think it is
> hogwash, but it keeps coming back up, and we have established in the
> past (or at least I have) that sometimes I'm the one bringing the
> hogwash, so I want to get this straight.

I followed your link, and I saw no reference to multivalue databases. Did I miss something? Received on Sat Aug 27 2005 - 01:15:12 CDT

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