Re: Real World (Re: Mixing OO and DB)

From: Dmitry A. Kazakov <mailbox_at_dmitry-kazakov.de>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 22:19:25 +0100
Message-ID: <qyr0jlknurd$.1qdm7v4m3k1og.dlg@40tude.net>


On Mon, 17 Mar 2008 13:43:45 -0700 (PDT), topmind wrote:

> rpost wrote:

>>
>> OK, it's partly abstract and intangible, but in the end money buys
>> you food, laws can make people go to jail, etc.

>
> Yes, abstract ideas can *result* in tangible results. Al Kiida belief
> that the dude upstairs will reward them with wine, women, and song for
> twisted martyrdom is an abstract idea; but the result was planes
> smashing into NY buildings.

On the contrary, these people have quite concrete ideas, about good, evil, means and ends. It is for you God is an abstract idea, for them he and his will is *data*, recorded facts...

> which subroutines and stored procedures can perform well.

You should propose a relational and declarative solution, which *subroutines* are clearly not. These are implementations of behavior decomposed into subprograms. Your claim is that there is no need in such thing.

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Received on Mon Mar 17 2008 - 16:19:25 CDT

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