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Re: What databases have taught me

From: Keith H Duggar <duggar_at_alum.mit.edu>
Date: 23 Jun 2006 19:01:40 -0700
Message-ID: <1151114500.624908.199320@u72g2000cwu.googlegroups.com>


Bob Badour wrote :
> Arguably, [OO] is the right tool for constructing large
> unpredictable state machines out of small predictable
> state machines, which is the task for which it was
> originally invented.

You know, strangely, the depth and importance of that statement (and that fact) didn't truly hit me, even though you have posted it before, until reading it just now.

> However, even for expressing simulations, I have found the
> relational model and predicate calculus even more
> effective than OO.
>
> For instance, I recently posted in c.d.t the bulk of a
> relational solution for simulating simple digital
> circuits. I have previously created a similar simulation
> using OO and the relational solution is smaller, clearer
> and more elegant.

Yes that was an interesting example and thank you again for it. It was also when you taught me the phrase "expression bias" which is helpful. I recall your code was essentially Tutorial D. If one wanted to execute that code or deliver a stand-alone app that executed it, what options would you recommend?

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