Re: What databases have taught me

From: Neo <>
Date: 22 Jun 2006 21:17:44 -0700
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> > > OO is hierarchy.
> >
> > Some simple questions. What would one have to demonstrate to show that
> > OO is not hierarchal. Would it be OK to assume that a thing (any thing)
> > is an object or do you have more specific requirements?
> When you say "OO is hierarchy", I can't grasp what you are trying to
> say. For example, things in the real world typically form networks.
> In special cases, things in the real world might be structured as
> lists, trees, tables, etc. Or a portion of a network might be viewed as
> a list, tree, table, etc. The statement seems confusing as it is
> similar to saying "Fruit is sugar".

Never mind. I think I understand what you mean. With current OO tools such as C++, there is basically only one systematic relationship (class/instance) between objects and thus they tend to form hierarchies. Received on Fri Jun 23 2006 - 06:17:44 CEST

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