Re: Object-oriented thinking in SQL context?

From: Bob Badour <>
Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2009 13:07:25 -0300
Message-ID: <4a2e88bf$0$23763$> wrote:

> On 9 Jun, 17:20, Bernard Peek <> wrote:

>>In message
>> writes
>>>How do OO class concepts map to SQL table concepts?
>>The answer to that is "badly."

> ...
>>We aren't going to be able to give you a crib-sheet that maps the
>>concepts in the two paradigms. Lots of very bright people have been
>>trying to do that for a long while and they haven't succeeded.

> This is very helpful in that I now know that there is no point
> in looking for OO concepts, since they are not present. I suppose
> the corollary is that I'll have to settle for what functionality
> I can get, and instead be a bit economic about the efforts to
> obtain what OO functionality or emulations I want; most of the
> efforts will be futile.

Not "futile". "Counter-productive". Crippling a higher-level abstraction down to the level of a relatively primitive computational model is not the brightest idea. Received on Tue Jun 09 2009 - 18:07:25 CEST

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