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Re: An object-oriented network DBMS from relational DBMS point of view

From: Walt <wamitty_at_verizon.net>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 13:39:03 GMT
Message-ID: <XPxJh.4687$0W5.3165@trndny05>

"Roy Hann" <specially_at_processed.almost.meat> wrote in message news:GcqdnZnB1aIzUmjYnZ2dneKdnZydnZ2d_at_pipex.net...
> "Bob Badour" <bbadour_at_pei.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
> news:mViJh.9596$PV3.94226_at_ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
> > One has to start at a very basic level asking why a feature exists in
the
> > first place.
>
> And also why certain other don't.
>
> Most newcomers to RDBMSs (or indeed SQL DBMSs) always seem to assume that
> every "missing" feature that seems obvious and beneficial to them was left
> out by accident rather than perhaps being purposely and carefully
excluded.
>
> Roy
>
>

Interesting. In the "Pascal Report", Niklaus Wirth bothered to make this explicit with regard to certain features that were left out of Pascal.

Maybe someone should write a book about why some features were intentionally left out of the relational model, and some of its implementations. Received on Tue Mar 13 2007 - 08:39:03 CDT

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