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Re: MV Keys (was: Key attributes with list values)

From: David Cressey <dcressey_at_verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 15:56:47 GMT
Message-ID: <3jFMf.258$ZL1.137@trndny09>

"dawn" <dawnwolthuis_at_gmail.com> wrote in message news:1141050914.811161.169690_at_u72g2000cwu.googlegroups.com...
>
> David Cressey wrote:
> > "dawn" <dawnwolthuis_at_gmail.com> wrote in
> >
> >
> > > Marshall Spight wrote:
> > > > David Cressey wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > The way Pick (and I presume most of the MV family) represent lists
is
> > > > > inherently ordered. And, whenever I ask Dawn, or any of the other
> > Pickies
> > > > > who dorp in form time to time whether the order in a list conveys
> > > > > information or not, the answer is always the same:
> > > > > "the programmer knows what the data means".
> > >
> > > I might have said it that way, but the way I would typically say it is
> > > that the user knows what it means.
> >
> > This answers that question. But it raises another: how does a user
share
> > data with another user who may not (yet) know what the data means?
>
> I agree that this seems like a problem and I'm sure the must be times
> when data are entered as unordered in their meaning and then when
> presented as a list, they are interpreted as ordered. Additionally,
> one end-user could maintain a list ordered in some way they perceive,
> while the next person to maintain that list might be unaware of an
> ordering and simply place new entries at the top or bottom of the list.
>
> For what it is worth, I do not recall any such misunderstandings in
> working with Pick since '89. This might be due to poor recollections
> or to such misunderstandings requiring no escalations of such issues.

I thought you started with Pick in the 1990s.

Did you ever use Pick in a database environment? Received on Mon Feb 27 2006 - 09:56:47 CST

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