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

From: Tony D <tonyisyourpal_at_netscape.net>
Date: 14 Mar 2007 08:13:26 -0700
Message-ID: <1173885205.966403.97640@o5g2000hsb.googlegroups.com>


On Mar 14, 12:44 pm, "Dmitry Shuklin" <shuk..._at_bk.ru> wrote:

> This is categorically true.

Care to show me the pointers in the lambda calculus ?

> All today successfull programming languages have pointers or
> references.

*All* ? And what are your criteria for success ? I have criteria like safety, provability, maintainability ... all of which are hopelessly subverted by pointers.

> Many of today successfull RDB projects have surrogate identifiers (=
> pointers emulation)
>

That's just laughable.

> Ok, You are right here, I am started programming from writing drivers
> more than 15 year ago)))
> Let consider writing drivers as abstract task. You say that it will be
> almost impossible to write driver without references or pointers
> support. Is it?>From other hand it will be easy to do with pointers. Ok? So system
>
> with pointers support is full and system without them is not full ;)
>

So pointers should be restricted to a tiny sub-class of domainspecific  languages and tools, and kept well out of sight for the rest of us (that is, the vast majority of programmers in the world).

[ snippety snip ]

> Are you sure that you don't need learn more about modern
> programming? ;)
>

Pointers ? Modern ? Bwahahahahaha ! Although, I suppose they postdate both the lambda calculus and Turing machines ... that's progress, I suppose ... ;)

> Ha Ha Ha,
>
> Dmitry Shuklin, PhD (AI)

Tony D, ROFL Received on Wed Mar 14 2007 - 10:13:26 CDT

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