Re: the two questions

From: Brian Selzer <>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 18:10:52 GMT
Message-ID: <M4Z2j.20817$>

"paul c" <> wrote in message news: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!

Precision really isn't a bad thing. Perhaps you should find out what the words really mean before making an ass of yourself.

> I guess some people will forever want to chase butterflies.
Received on Tue Nov 27 2007 - 19:10:52 CET

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