Re: Objects and Relations
Date: 24 Feb 2007 07:47:51 -0800
On Feb 24, 4:02 am, "Cimode" <cim..._at_hotmail.com> wrote:
> On 24 fév, 00:41, "Marshall" <marshall.spi..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > > What is a *formal language* to you?
> > Here's a good starting point to learn about formal languages:
> > > Which one are you refering to ?
> > Since he said "_a_ formal language" it is clear he didn't mean
> > a specific one.
> I know exactly that. But discussing database theory *is* about being
> specific (remember Codd's commitment to terminology). In case of RM,
> *formal language* is a vague term for *mathematical set theory
You might want to start with the introductory wikipedia entry first. It will give you a good start in learning that "formal language" has a very specific meaning that is not particular to set theory.
Marshall Received on Sat Feb 24 2007 - 16:47:51 CET