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Re: Lucid statement of the MV vs RM position?

From: Jon Heggland <jon.heggland_at_idi.ntnu.no>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 14:26:50 +0200
Message-ID: <e2ig6a$7su$1@orkan.itea.ntnu.no>


dawn wrote:
> David Cressey wrote:

>> I agree with you about the large number of crap designs,  which I call
>> "stupid database tricks".  But I think the solution is to teach better
>> design skills,  and develop better platforms,  rather than to dismiss the
>> RM.

>
> We can do both ;-) We ought not dismiss relations, nor modeling with
> relations, but we do need to go beyond the RM to include lists, for
> example, which the Information Principle (of the RM) does not permit.

I think (hope?) you mean "we do want to go beyond SQL to include lists, for example, which SQL does not permit".

-- 
Jon
Received on Mon Apr 24 2006 - 07:26:50 CDT

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