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Re: MV Keys

From: Jon Heggland <heggland_at_idi.ntnu.no>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 11:37:57 +0100
Message-ID: <MPG.1e7b75616acabd2298979d@news.ntnu.no>


In article <1141960699.034728.180770_at_p10g2000cwp.googlegroups.com>, marshall.spight_at_gmail.com says...
> Or, maybe another approach would be for me to say that tuples
> do exist, but only in the context of relations, and even though
> they exist, there are no operators to extract them from the
> relations they are in.

Yes, please do! Then I will let it go. :)

> Like with an array: an array is a collection of updatable cells,
> but there's no cell primitive. You can't have a cell in isolation
> by itself, but if you really wanted one, you could make a
> one-long array that had a single cell in it, and use that.

I object to this analogy (I think arrays prove *my* point, not yours), but frankly I'm getting tired of this discussion. :)

-- 
Jon
Received on Fri Mar 10 2006 - 04:37:57 CST

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