Re: MV Keys

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Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2006 12:27:04 +0200
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"Brian Selzer" <> wrote in message news:qkvNf.36307$

> Then there's no difference between a varchar and an int. Both are lists
> whose elements (under most circumstances) do not belong to the universe of
> discourse, and in both cases it is the permutations of those elements that
> do.

One could choose to represent int with *sets* instead of lists. :-) For example as a pair of sets with cardinals p,q for the number p-q.

> I think there's a fundamental difference between a varchar or an int and
> abstract data type whose elements do belong to the universe.

There is a difference between the stuff and the representation of the stuff. Received on Thu Mar 02 2006 - 11:27:04 CET

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