Re: CODASYL-like databases
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 08:14:37 -0700 (PDT)
The only use NDL ever saw was to give standardized terminology for the network products -- child, parent, link, etc. first appeared in that document. What I find weird is that SQL programmers that newbie SQL programmers use those terms but with the word "table" attached to it (I.e. "parent table" instead of "referenced table", "child table" instead of "referencing table", "linking table" instead of "relationship table", etc.)
I am pretty sure that they never saw NDL or any other network product; they must have inherited the old terms from much older people with whom they worked.
Nobody cried when NDL died on its 5 year expiration date. Received on Thu Apr 03 2008 - 17:14:37 CEST