Re: Guessing?

From: Brian Selzer <>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 00:24:14 -0400
Message-ID: <O1M_j.552$>

"Gene Wirchenko" <> wrote in message
> paul c <toledobysea_at_ac.ooyah> wrote:
> [snip]
>>I say it is willful to say "should be deterministic", it sort-of sounds
>>good but from what I know it is contradictory with other goals people
>>like Date talk about, such as making views behave the same way as base
>>relations. If a dbms' logic admits boolean 'or', then traditional
>>programming notions of determinism can't be satisfied. I'll take a
>>consistent logic over niceties any day, even if that puts me in a
>>minority - I'm already a member of many other minorities, in fact I'm a
>>member of more minorities than the number of majorities most people I've
>>met who were in majorities were in, even though many of them think I'm
>>not even in a minority!
> If you are a member of more minorities than most other people,
> then that puts you in another minority. If you can keep track of all
> those minorities, there is another minority.
> BTW, "elite" is a shorter word, and it sounds better.

Unless you're a politician.

> Sincerely,
> Gene Wirchenko
> Computerese Irregular Verb Conjugation:
> I have preferences.
> You have biases.
> He/She has prejudices.
Received on Tue May 27 2008 - 06:24:14 CEST

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