Re: An object-oriented network DBMS from relational DBMS point of view
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 13:39:03 GMT
"Roy Hann" <specially_at_processed.almost.meat> wrote in message
> "Bob Badour" <bbadour_at_pei.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
> > 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
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