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Re: Constraints and Functional Dependencies

From: paul c <toledobythesea_at_oohay.ac>
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2007 23:22:37 GMT
Message-ID: <1N3Eh.1136294$R63.945451@pd7urf1no>


mAsterdam wrote:
> paul c wrote:
> ...

>> I think nothing at all should be read into the names.

>
> I think that is an overly structuralist point of view.
> ...

In that case overly structualist means logical and merely structuralist presumably falls short of being logical. I fail to see how an implementation can read anything into the names other than their position in a structure, eg., in some syntax. An implementation presumably expresses the logical theory in play. In Codd's case the theory is FOL plus his extensions, neither of which attach import to choice of names.

p Received on Sat Feb 24 2007 - 17:22:37 CST

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