Re: Object-oriented thinking in SQL context?

From: Gene Wirchenko <>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 09:41:32 -0700
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Marshall <> wrote:

>On Jun 10, 11:34 am, wrote:
>> On Jun 10, 9:55 am, Gene Wirchenko <> wrote:
>> >If you had to pick one, which would you pick words of wisdom or
>> >agreeableness?
>> That's a false and self-serving dichotomy.
>He presented it as a hypothetical, not a dichotomy. Since
>it's not a dichotomy, it can't be a false dichotomy.

     Marshall called it right.

     If I am looking for technical answers, my choice is the words of wisdom. Agreeableness does nothing for me until I have some answers. Only then does the priority shift towards agreeableness. First, I get an answer, then I worry about it being polite.

     I would love to have both, but I know which is the more important.

[snipped rest of Marshall's lovely post]

     A well- and politely-stated argument. The literary critcism was a fun touch.


Gene Wirchenko

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     I have preferences.
     You have biases.
     He/She has prejudices.
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