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

From: Walt <>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 13:39:03 GMT
Message-ID: <XPxJh.4687$0W5.3165_at_trndny05>

"Roy Hann" <specially_at_processed.almost.meat> wrote in message
> "Bob Badour" <> wrote in message
> news:mViJh.9596$
> > One has to start at a very basic level asking why a feature exists in
> > 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
> 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 - 14:39:03 CET

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