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Re: The wisdom of the object mentors (Was: Searching OO Associations with RDBMS Persistence Models)

From: Robert Martin <unclebob_at_objectmentor.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 08:44:21 -0700
Message-ID: <2006062808442182327-unclebob@objectmentorcom>


On 2006-06-20 23:51:04 -0700, "x" <x_at_not-exists.org> said:

>
> "Robert Martin" <unclebob_at_objectmentor.com> wrote in message
> news:2006062013130599097-unclebob_at_objectmentorcom...

>> On 2006-06-13 08:30:53 -0400, "x" <x_at_not-exists.org> said:
>> 
>>> You can isolate SQL and its functionality in a module, but the interface
>>> will still be dependent of the functionality of SQL if you want to

> benefit
>>> from it, I guess.

>
>> True, but the interface will only depend on the abstract nature of the
>> SQL functionality.  Thus:

>
>> Employee* getEmployee(int empId);

>
>> I can certainly implement this with SQL, but I could implement it any
>> of a number of different ways too.  The caller does not need to know
>> that I am using SQL.

>
> True, but it does need to know if you use relational model or something
> else.

Why? Getting an employee is getting an employee. Whether the mechanisms employs a relational engine or not.

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