Re: Idempotence and "Replication Insensitivity" are equivalent ?

From: Bob Badour <>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 13:37:10 GMT
Message-ID: <aYQRg.38685$>

David Cressey wrote:

> "Phil Carmody" <> wrote in message

>>My goodness, is c.d.t really this polite?

> There was a period of time when Marshall's standard of politeness was the
> norm for c.d.t. This lasted for about a year and a half. There were
> occasional trolls and more frequently cranks visiting the place. And the
> vast majority of people who have been programming for a long time, but know
> little or nothing about database design, tend to enter this group thinking
> that database theory is completely vacuous. But within that context, we
> were able to maintain a modicum of decorum.
> Then we were revisited by a regular who had been away for a while, and who
> is pretty free with the insults. He could, and can, back up his insults
> with pretty sound arguments, and usually gives at least one low key
> response before turning up the flames. If that one participant, and others
> with similar background, were the only ones insulting people we would be
> able to pretty much stuggle along.
> Unfortunately, the presence of such insulting behaviour sparks imitation by
> others who enjoy flinging feces as much as howler monkeys do, and also know
> as much about databases as howler monkeys do. That's the state of affairs
> that you walked into.

I guess all the howler monkeys must lie at the bottom of my killfile because I never see any. Received on Mon Sep 25 2006 - 15:37:10 CEST

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