Re: Mixing OO and DB
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 09:37:13 -0800 (PST)
On 8 feb, 15:38, "David Cressey" <cresse..._at_verizon.net> wrote:
> "frebe" <freb..._at_gmail.com> wrote in message
> > The problem occurs when one try to use classes/objects as data
> > structures. The relational model only allow relations as data
> > structures. If you create classes like "employee", "customer", you
> > will soon encounter big problems. But classes like "SSN", "telephone
> > no", "zip code" will fit perfect together with the relational model.
> Alan Kay once said "I don't like data structures". This was in the context
> of some lecture on virtual reality. If you'll think about the consequences
> of that opinion for a little while, you'll be devastated.
For some reason it doesn't have that effect on me. Without more context it's a bit hard to say what he exactly meant, and I can think of a few interpretations that range from the quite silly to the really brilliant.
- Jan Hidders