Re: Another view on analysis and ER

From: Jon Heggland <>
Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2007 09:21:51 +0100
Message-ID: <fjavrn$j43$>

Quoth rpost:
> Jon Heggland wrote:

>> Well, that depends on what analysis is. It seems this guy thinks it's
>> the same as data modeling, which in turn is the same as developing a
>> graphical representation of the client's needs and processes. Is it?

> There we go again ... if a language is graphical it doesn't have to be
> imprecise or informal. Textual languages tend to be more expressive
> (in the sense of needing fewer square inches to express things) but
> they are not automatically better in any other respect.

Straw man. I don't believe I've said anything in general about the qualities of graphical languages versus textual. I merely observed that this guy's assumption that analysis = data modeling = drawing something is dubious.

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