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Re: OO versus RDB

From: Bob Badour <bbadour_at_pei.sympatico.ca>
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 22:04:06 GMT
Message-ID: <qXhog.3076$pu3.74089@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca>


topmind wrote:

>>>>I don't care what storage paradigm is used or what access mechanisms
>>>>one uses to access the data store. The point is that, whatever they
>>>>are, they should be isolated from the problem solution so that they
>>>>are completely transparent to the problem solution.
>>>
>>>
>>>I don't use paradigms for storage.
>>>I don't use a dbms for storage.
>>
>>Codd's relational data model as implemented in RDBs is not a data
>>storage paradigm?

Again, that depends on exactly what one means by 'paradigm'. If one means an example or exemplar, then yes, the relational model is the paradigm of a sound logical data model. If you mean the declension of a verb, then, obviously the answer is no. If you mean a scientific worldview, then the answer is again no:

The relational model is a formal application of set theory and predicate logic to the problem of representing and manipulating data. It fits within the scientific worldview of computing science as applied mathematics and is compatible with several philosophies of mathematics.

[topmind's answer to a different question and his uninteresting challenge snipped] Received on Tue Jun 27 2006 - 17:04:06 CDT

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