Re: pro- foreign key propaganda?
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 16:38:29 GMT
Brian Selzer wrote:
> I don't think the choice has anything to do with the desired or intended
> interpretation. The information contained within a database is the same
> regardless of which candidate key is designated to be the primrary key. As
> far as the logic is concerned, the choice is completely arbitrary. That's
> not to say that there may not be a sound reason to choose one over another:
> just that that reason is a matter of implementation, not interpretation.
Saying that a choice is arbitrary yet not psychological is the most magical kind of mysticism. Received on Wed May 21 2008 - 18:38:29 CEST