Re: data management

From: mAsterdam <>
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2006 18:26:05 +0200
Message-ID: <44845afc$1$31654$>

David Cressey wrote:
> I think you're changing the subject. I suggested that supporting searches
> was a reason (perhaps THE reason) for building a database. You seem to be
> addressing the reason for building a DBMS. It isn't the same.

Argh... yes. Sorry, didn't notice that (while always trigger-happy to point out that mistake to others). My bad.

> BTW, enabling searches to find something is one way of supporting searches.
> In fact, searches that don't find anything can only be said to be productive
> if the fact that they didn't find anything carries some element of
> unexpectedness.
> This could bring us back to the curious incident of the dog in the night.

NULLs ? Ducking! Received on Mon Jun 05 2006 - 18:26:05 CEST

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