Re: a union is always a join!
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2009 16:18:56 GMT
Walter Mitty wrote:
> Don't you think Heraclitus said all of this much more clearly, some 2500
> years ago?
Sounds like he was a fine old abstracter (abstractionist?). Seems Abelson and company were hip too:
(Even while it changes, it stands still.)
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.
(both from the esteemed sicp book)
I gather the temporal db people, whatever their arguments, at least agree on choosing their desired abstractions up front, not plopping multiple interpretations onto the basic Codd model with extraneous lingo like 'tense' and 'modal' in today's popular but despicable faux-technocratic way. (The general public has allowed the technocrats to usurp their own name, just like the once-respectable word 'propaganda' in the 1930's. An honest db technocrat ought never venture into metaphysics.). Received on Sun Mar 15 2009 - 17:18:56 CET