Re: separation of church and state?

From: paul c <>
Date: Sat, 06 Oct 2007 16:58:50 GMT
Message-ID: <e9PNi.6564$_K.1953_at_pd7urf3no>

Roy Hann wrote:
> "paul c" <> wrote in message
> news:hoONi.6504$_K.2827_at_pd7urf3no...

>> It seems a little doctrinaire to me.  I can agree that the "result isn't a 
>> relation" but on the other hand a user could see such a result without 
>> knowing that "ORDER BY" was involved and not be faulted for taking it to 
>> be a relation.

> What user ever would? Users never see relations. They see various kinds of
> reports (using the word "report" to mean anything users get to see).
> Roy

I can buy that relations aren't visible to the naked eye but I'd say that users certainly do see representations of relations (even if the representations are called tables) and the relations are visible in the mind's eye. Maybe if the word "understand" is substituted for "see" it makes more sense, after all, predicates aren't physically visible either but users do need to understand them. Received on Sat Oct 06 2007 - 18:58:50 CEST

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