Re: Mixing OO and DB
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 00:24:50 -0800 (PST)
On 23 feb, 07:01, Marshall <marshall.spi..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Feb 22, 9:14 pm, mAsterdam <mAster..._at_vrijdag.org> wrote:
> > Marshall wrote:
> > > THAT is a definition.
> > How can I rephrase this to qualify to your standards of what a
> > definition is?:
> > [Value]
> > "A value is unique, eternal, immutable, and is not
> > fixed in time or space (it has no address)."
> > - Darren Duncan
> > Ok, ok. I'll unhide my hidden agenda: nobody responded
> > my proposal for the glossary until now :-)
> > Any more silence I'll consider as approval.
> Hmmm. Well, this unfortunately isn't just a matter of phrasing.
> A set of descriptive qualities is not a definition.
> Unfortunately where "value" is concerned, it is often the
> most low-level terms that are the hardest to define.
> By way of example, I'm paying a modest amount of
> attention to set theory lately, and it uses terms like
> "set" and the membership relation but explicitly does
> not define them.
> For what it's worth, lately when I think of "value", I just think
> "a member of a set."
Everything is a member of at least one set. So everything is a value?
- Jan Hidders