Re: Separate PK in Jxn Tbl?

From: Jon Heggland <>
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2008 10:57:38 +0100
Message-ID: <fnuqfd$p5r$>

Quoth Roy Hann:
> "Jon Heggland" <> wrote in message
> news:fnum74$npo$

>> Quoth Roy Hann:
>>> What would be very nice is if one day it were possible for applications 
>>> to download the relevant constraints at run-time, the way they presently 
>>> download other metda-data.
>> Dataphor does this.

> You don't think I was clever enough to come up with the idea all by myself
> do you? :-)

Why not? It's a pretty simple idea, really.

> I admire what Dataphor set out to do. But having been forced to adopt SQL
> against my will a long time ago, I am under no illusion that anything better
> than SQL will ever catch on.

Well, Dataphor databases are typically built on top of SQL databases. Just tell management that Dataphor is really just a presentation layer on top of SQL. :)

> The best hope is that embedded SQL might be less stupid in future.

If that was my best hope, i think I would quit being a database engineer.

Received on Fri Feb 01 2008 - 10:57:38 CET

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