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Re: Generalised approach to storing address details

From: Cimode <cimode_at_hotmail.com>
Date: 9 Dec 2006 01:07:05 -0800
Message-ID: <1165655225.725699.47570@l12g2000cwl.googlegroups.com>

Bernard Peek a écrit :

> In message <1165577894.203896.14860_at_j44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>, Frank
> Millman <frank_at_chagford.com> writes
> >
> >Cimode wrote:
> >> Huhh...The comment posted was purely ironical. EAV is pure crap....
> >>
> >
> >Now you have confused me. I did not get any sense of irony from your
> >original post.
> >
> >Are you saying that my proposed idea is pure crap? Don't pull your
> >punches, I really want to know.
> >
> >If so, do you have any other suggestions, especially bearing in mind
> >Bernard's remark about international requirements?
>
> I've covered the other issue in another post. I have built an EAV
> database and it works very well, but as I am the database designer and
> the only user that's not entirely surprising. EAV databases are impure
> crap. They are viable in very limited circumstances. If *all of the
> users without exception* understand metadata concepts and have been
> properly trained EAV systems can be made to work. That situation is so
> rare that "pure crap" is a reasonable approximation to reality.
OK let's make it less *politically correct*... pure crap: A subject already treated a zillion times that does not any further comment...

> Bernard Peek
> back in search of cognoscenti
Received on Sat Dec 09 2006 - 03:07:05 CST

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