Re: Proposal: 6NF

From: David Cressey <>
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 11:37:07 GMT
Message-ID: <DrJZg.4191$kG5.4031_at_trndny07>

"Marshall" <> wrote in message
> On Oct 18, 3:15 pm, "dawn" <> wrote:
> > A nit, perhaps, but which values would those be that we cannot
> > represent with computers?
> I would be hard pressed to figure out how to represent an
> uncomputable number with a computer. Unless we give it a
> name like, say, "Fred" and store "Fred" as a string.
> But then we're representing the name of the value, and
> not the value itself.

Everything in a representation scheme is, at some level, a name. "23" is the name of a number in the common system. "XXIII" is the name of the same number in another system. "veintitres" is the name of the number in some language. "10111" is the name in another system. Received on Thu Oct 19 2006 - 13:37:07 CEST

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