Re: the two questions

From: paul c <>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 17:17:56 GMT
Message-ID: <8jY2j.58372$PE.53969_at_pd7urf1no>

JOG wrote:
> This time I agree with you (although I did have to look up what
> 'haeccity' meant) - it is often the case that the identifier we need
> isn't available to us (I mean we can't often check a butterflies dna
> right...).
> ...

In my more lucid moments I fancy I can discern the gist or essence of a db design (okay, let the mystics call it application model if they want and pretend that a db somehow contains "entities" as long as the pretense makes them feel better and doesn't distort what the user really needs) but "haecceity"? Eg., the haicceity of a database entity? Give me a break!

As Ounslow would say, "nice"! Apparently

gives a synonym - "quiddity". I would have guessed that had something to do with being flush, money-wise but it seems it has more to with obfuscation!

I guess some people will forever want to chase butterflies. Received on Tue Nov 27 2007 - 18:17:56 CET

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