linear syntax?

From: paul c <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 14:56:43 GMT
Message-ID: <Lcymg.78941$IK3.27278_at_pd7tw1no>

The wikipedia article on Codd's Twelve Rules (looks like a Baker's Dozen   to me, maybe one is allowed to ignore any single one of them!) says:

Rule 5: The comprehensive data sublanguage rule:

  The system must support at least one relational language that

   (a) Has a linear syntax ...

What did he mean by linear syntax? Does it have something to do with relational closure?

p Received on Thu Jun 22 2006 - 16:56:43 CEST

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