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Re: What databases have taught me

From: paul c <>
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2006 22:30:55 GMT
Message-ID: <z2jng.91430$IK3.2179@pd7tw1no>

paul c wrote:
> Marshall wrote:

>> Nick Malik [Microsoft] wrote:
>>> One of the more brilliant troll messages I've seen in a while.  You say
>>> nothing that contributes to anything.  You blast someone's pet idea 
>>> without
>>> offering anything in return.  Then you sit back and watch the flames 
>>> fly.
>> You're going to feel silly, having written the above, when you are
>> far enough along to reach the same realization that JOG had.
>> I speak from experience.

> I'm with you, seems a premature, maybe even an immature judgment to me.
> Didn't read all the offshoots but part of the thread struck me as
> provocative and interesting after keith d made his light compiler
> comment. Aloha added to it with his relation literals although I'm not
> sure whether he or she intended that. Maybe it's just because bridging
> the theory and the machine is an interest of mine. I think it's not so
> much a compiler matter but more to do with what I think of as a minimal
> interpreter. I think D&D Algebra is quite implementable all by itself
> and that would have value.
> In one post, bob b hinted at optimization/user friendliness issues (my
> words, not his) which my point-of-view usually considers to be nothing
> more than a matter of taste (I was more or less in agreement with what
> Dijkstra said about "user-friendly" in one of his interviews - I think
> he was complaining about lowest-common-denominator UI's, which Codd
> opened the door for). I could be more provocative and say that I think
> other practical matters such as persistence and transactions are
> orthogonal to rt and so would. ...

Don't know what happened to that cursory thought, think I meant to type "and so would be a significant part of a full TTM impl'n".

p Received on Sat Jun 24 2006 - 17:30:55 CDT

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