Re: sql tables

From: Marshall <>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 21:20:50 -0000
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On Oct 11, 12:41 pm, "David Cressey" <> wrote:


> The table header,
> among other things, associates a Column name with a column position. The
> rows containing the data only have data values, one after the other. The
> position of a value in a row and the position of the corresponding column
> name in the header together, establish the linkage between the value and
> the name.

I think it is worthwhile to make a distinction here between syntax and semantics. Taking advantage of positions can be quite useful in syntax, but it seems to raise a lot of complex annoying issues if position is part of the semantics.

Marshall Received on Thu Oct 11 2007 - 23:20:50 CEST

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