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Re: Storing data and code in a Db with LISP-like interface

From: Bob Badour <bbadour_at_pei.sympatico.ca>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 14:11:10 GMT
Message-ID: <2op4g.67573$VV4.1291818@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca>


x wrote:

> "Bob Badour" <bbadour_at_pei.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
> news:mub2g.63837$VV4.1194075_at_ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
> 

>>JOG wrote:
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>>>Bob Badour wrote:
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>>>>JOG wrote:
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>>>>>Bob Badour wrote:
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>>>>>>JOG wrote:
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>>>>>>>Bob Badour wrote:
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>>>>>>>>Alvin Ryder wrote:
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>>>>The point is the relational model basically supports both with the one
>>>>small requirement that one must specify one's universe. I do not
>>>>understand what you mean by 'has to remember this predicate'.
>>>
>>>I don't agree, but we may be talking at cross purposes - let me explain
>>>with a trivial example. Take the relation: { (clothing:coat,
>>>weather:sunny), (clothing:sunglasses, weather:raining) }
>>>
>>>I am storing propositions of the nature that if Frank, say, is not
>>>wearing a coat it is sunny, and if he's is not wearing sunglasses then
>>>it must be raining (Frank's a bit of a fashion victim). The predicate
>>>behind the relation is: [¬clothing -> weather], and anyone interacting
>>>with the db must be aware of this in order to reform my original
>>>propositions, and so draw appropriate conclusions.
>>>
>>>In prolog, however I can state this explicitly and another user will
>>>not require any external knowledge of the relationship:
>>>
>>>weather(sunny) :- /+ clothing(coat)
>>>weather(rainy) :- /+ clothing(sunglasses)
>>>
>>>And there my limited knowledge of logical programming is exhausted.
> 

>>Okay, I think I see what you mean. Thank you for explaining it to me.
> 
> What about constraints ?
> What about derived relations ?
> What about count() ?
> What about normalization ?
> What about bussiness rules ?
> What about data mining ?

What about them? Do they apply to programming languages? Keep in mind the post I responded to was cross-posted to five newsgroups with only two purporting to address data management.

I asked someone to clarify a point about a programming language, and he did. Received on Fri Apr 28 2006 - 09:11:10 CDT

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