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Re: Key attributes with list values was Re: What are the differences ...KEY

From: dawn <dawnwolthuis_at_gmail.com>
Date: 25 Feb 2006 17:11:27 -0800
Message-ID: <1140916287.800990.284570@t39g2000cwt.googlegroups.com>


Marshall Spight wrote:
> dawn wrote:
> >
> > Since I know you favor including lists, are you planning to permit
> > candidate keys to have list values?
>
> Probably.
>
> I'm not taking the approach that I as the designer should try to
> produce a system in which all bad practice is impossible.
> That can't be achieved anyway and leads to some undesirable
> side effects.

I definitely agree with that philosophy. It was just a for-what-it's-worth - if there were some added complexity to permitting list values in candidate keys, it is not a feature many would use or need.

Cheers! --dawn Received on Sat Feb 25 2006 - 19:11:27 CST

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