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Re: The wisdom of the object mentors (Was: Searching OO Associations with RDBMS Persistence Models)

From: Keith H Duggar <duggar_at_alum.mit.edu>
Date: 3 Jun 2006 16:16:56 -0700
Message-ID: <1149376616.791218.203830@f6g2000cwb.googlegroups.com>


Here we go again with someone failing to correctly read and comprehend what another wrote and then putting words into their mouth.

Andrew McDonagh wrote:
> Marshall wrote:
> > The point that I'm trying to make is: how hard is it to
> > do ad hoc analysis of a database when the database
> > supports a SQL interface, vs. a custom C-function or
> > Java-class API? There is a significant difference in the
> > efforts needed, and in the degree of flexibility that is
> > supported.
>
> Whilst I understand and agree with your point that ad-hoc
> queries against Relational DBs are best done via SQL

That is absolutely NOT what he said. Do you understand that "database that supports an SQL interface" and "Relational DBs" are NOT the same thing?

By the way Marshall, isn't it more appropriate to say DBMS here? As in "DBMS that supports an SQL interface"? Just curious.

Received on Sat Jun 03 2006 - 18:16:56 CDT

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