Re: Database design

From: Frank Hamersley <>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 11:55:32 GMT
Message-ID: <UcDKf.13084$>

Mark Johnson wrote:
> "x" <> wrote:
> I made the obvious point that academic papers tend to be criticized
> for their trivial examples, which perhaps are hiding a problem with
> the scheme, or for other reasons. And I'm just repeating myself, over
> and over again, to say all this. Some had agreed, although they didn't
> believe I should complain of the practice.

A serious question - is English your first language? Although your posts show much more fluency now, you seem to not completely understand the semantics of context as it applies to written English. If English is your native tongue then the next comment applies as censure, or if you are ESL then read it and take in for reference.

I did not agree that academic papers use trivial examples, although I did state that teaching texts do and for good reasons.

Furthermore I do not agree that this is in itself an issue (which we agreed to disagree on in another post).

Secondly I most strongly disagree any implication that this could be masking a problem in the RM.

Finally I categorically reject any inference that I endorse your opinion as is obliquely suggested by words in the opening of your third sentence in the quoted paragraph.

> Again, this isn't something you should have only just heard,
> yesterday. This is a complaint of long-standing. I was not the first
> to suggest it, though I am certainly one of a vast majority who
> confess it as a problem.

Regular readers know my opinions on the vast majority - enough said!

Cheers, Frank. Received on Tue Feb 21 2006 - 12:55:32 CET

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