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erk wrote:
> Cimode wrote:
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>>[snip] >> >>>>[snip] >>>>For instance, if you consider the function F(X) = A(X) and you add >>>>the value B to F(X), you are basically doing a translation making a new >>>>function T(X) = F(X) + B = A(X) + B In this case, the result of adding >>>>B to the function can be expressed (characterized) as a mathematical >>>>translation (jumping from F(X) to T(X)). It says a lot about the >>>>function F(X) behavior and may help describe it better over time. >>> >>>But F isn't changing. You're creating a new function, not changing an >>>existing one. Assuming the expression F(X)+B makes sense, T has the >> >>Now that's finally getting interesting... If I follow your reasoning >>that would mean that once an INSERT is done, there would be necessarily >>a new relation resulting from the INSERT operation performed?
A simpler answer would have been 'Yes'. A relation value is a relation, and one doesn't usually qualify the term. One qualifies a relvar as a relation variable because a relvar is not a relation. The value the variable identifies is a relation.
[snip] Received on Mon Jul 17 2006 - 19:11:36 CDT