Re: Natural keys vs Aritficial Keys

From: Michael Schuerig <>
Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 23:14:22 +0200
Message-ID: <gv4g77$mdb$>

Roy Hann wrote:

> Michael Schuerig wrote:

>> Would you say that these principal functions are essential for, say,
>> blogs, wikis, or social networking sites such as Flickr?

> To repeat, no one here says synthetic keys are always wrong. Those
> things you list may well benefit from them.

Bob Badour just wrote in response to me:

> If you need to manage data, it's stupid to cripple the primary
> of the data management system which is exactly what ORMs and rails do.
> The concept is fundamentally flawed. I am not going to counter basic
> ignorance piecemeal. Go learn the fundamentals and then come back.

I took him as claiming exactly what you say no one does claim.

EOD for me, it's going nowhere.


Michael Schuerig
Received on Thu May 21 2009 - 23:14:22 CEST

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