Re: storing survey answers of different data types

From: Bob Badour <bbadour_at_pei.sympatico.ca>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 01:42:02 -0300
Message-ID: <49f1431c$0$5469$9a566e8b_at_news.aliant.net>



Joe Thurbon wrote:

> On Fri, 24 Apr 2009 14:05:00 +1000, paul c <toledobythesea_at_oohay.ac> wrote:
>

>> Bob Badour wrote:
>>
>>> paul c wrote:
>>>
>>>> Bob Badour wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Joe Thurbon wrote:
>>>>
>>>> ...
>>>>
>>>>>> Just wondering, if one of the requirements for a system included
>>>>>> something like 'Be able to list all questionnaires', would
>>>>>> you still consider one-table-per-questionairre a reasonable design?
>>>>>
>>>>> Absolutely. It's a simple query from the system catalog.
>>>>> ...
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> How do you tell the 'questionnaire' tables from the other tables?
>>>
>>>  However you want.
>>
>> Well, it's not me, the part-time mystic, I'd like to know how a 
>> system  catalog/catalogue can signify the difference.  Seems to me 
>> that the  system becomes the app, which would be okay by me.  
>> 'Catlog', all due  respect to Codd, is not a very useful word.  What's 
>> the point of ddl  when dml could suffice?  I think it is baggage, 
>> mostly due to the  physical limits of thirty or more years ago.  
>> DBMS's would be different  today if not for those, and thirty years 
>> from now, most  developers  won't even know and a few might start  to 
>> think like the Mott's Clamato  man.  So there!

>
> Well, I googled "Mott Clamato man" expecting to see some sort of
> literary reference. That's not exactly what I got.
>
> Suffice to say, I was following you until you brought him up. What
> would Mott's Clamato man think?
>
> Cheers,
> Joe

He would think vodka and celery make a nice drink. Received on Thu Apr 23 2009 - 23:42:02 CDT

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