Re: Object-oriented thinking in SQL context?

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Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 08:59:09 -0700 (PDT)
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On 9 juin, 17:30, Bernard Peek <> wrote:
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> <>,
> writes
> >I'm blaming the community because members seem systematically
> >unable to project themselves into the shoes of a newbie, and
> >are thus unable to see the subject from the newbie's perspective.
> >That's a sign of a professional community well on its way
> >to professional degeneracy.
> At the moment relational theory seems to be so effective at handling
> low-level database management that I think that its practitioners are
> quite right in considering themselves an essential component of
> efficient systems design.
What is low level database management? What is high level database management?

> On the other hand from an OO practitioner's point of view relational
> theory is a quite little backwater that doesn't have much applicability
> in the real world.
There seem to be a contradiction between this statement and the previous. How can you claim that relational theory is effective into handling some database management and then denounce its lack of applicability.

> I don't see an inherent conflict between these views and both are very
> probably true.
Much have been written on the subject but I remember reading somewhere that a perfect OODBMS is nothing else than a TRDBMS...
> Bernard Peek
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