Re: Object-oriented thinking in SQL context?

From: Bernard Peek <>
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 17:46:35 +0100
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>On 9 juin, 17:30, Bernard Peek <> wrote:
>> In message
>> <>,
>> 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

In this context high-level database systems are object-oriented. The analogy is with high and low-level programming languages.

>> 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

Please re-read what I actually said.

>> 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

Bernard Peek
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