Re: Mixing OO and DB
Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2008 21:13:24 +0000
David Cressey wrote:
> "topmind" <topmind_at_technologist.com> wrote in message
TM>OO'ers see it as a necessary evil and don't have a choice because TM>that's where all the data is. Many OO'ers want to toss RDBMS for TM>OODBMS (commercial or roll-your-own). >>You've created an enemy out of thin air. I consult on a *lot* of>>different projects. I simply don't see the attitude you claim is so >>pervasive.
>>I would roughly estimate about that 30% of the OO'ers I debate want an >>OODBMS instead of an RDBMS. If your experience differs, so be it. I >>don't watn another anecdote fight.
You are debating a fallacy. A fallacy from someone steeped in fallacies about what the OO community do, want etc (the "30%" being a classic of the kind) .
OODBMS have been built. There was an whole industry in the 1990s.
I and others also built *relational ADT bases* in the 1990s (if you were working on OSI network management systems using OO prog langs) for systems containing millions of objects (and in the case of network event logs - gigabytes of records) .
> I think it's because the term OODBMS contains a contradiction in terms. But
> I'm open to other opinions.
The fact they were built is the only contradiction at this point.
Steven Perryman Received on Tue Mar 04 2008 - 22:13:24 CET