Re: pro- foreign key propaganda?

From: paul c <toledobysea_at_ac.ooyah>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 16:38:29 GMT
Message-ID: <9eYYj.285346$pM4.76072_at_pd7urf1no>

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

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