Re: circular relationships ok?

From: Alexandr Savinov <>
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2006 11:48:37 +0100
Message-ID: <4406cd86$>

Roy Hann schrieb:
> "Alexandr Savinov" <> wrote in message
> news:4406c332$

>> Roy Hann schrieb:

>>>> Querying, grouping/aggregation,
>>>> inference are also made easier in such an approach.
>>> I just don't believe that.  Persuade me.
>> If you do not believe then nobody can persuade you (except for yourself).

> Rubbish. I refuse to believe; I don't refuse to be persuaded.

Nobody is going to persuade you. Only you can do it (if you want to).

>> The only thing I can do is to answer concrete questions.

> You've made an assertion that I find implausible. If I spent my time trying
> to get to the bottom of all the things people insist are true yet which I

I have not made any assertions (at least an assertion that can be be evaluated to true or false). I am afraid that you have an illusion that somebody wants to convert you to another religion. The only thing I did consists in proposing a solution that works. If this solution does not satisfy you then say why (again, nothing to do with true or false).

> see no obvious reason to expect really are true, I'd get nowhere. Come on,

You are already nowhere because you lost the focus of this thread. Here is again the problem (as far as I understand it): how to get rid of cycles in modeling relationships. Do you have a solution? Do you have questions concerning my solution?

> give me at least a one paragraph case for why I should take the slightest
> interest in what is at first glance just a fantasy.

Whether you are interested or not is your own problem and (again) I am not going to teach you what direction in data modeling to choose. I can only *inform* you *if* you have an interest. If you have a problem in data modeling then formulate it concretely and then I could propose a possible solution (actually, a spectrum of solution neither of them being true or false). If you have a question to the solution I proposed for the problem of modeling relationships then just ask and I will try to answer.

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