Re: Using the RM for ADTs
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 11:17:27 GMT
"Brian Selzer" <brian_at_selzer-software.com> wrote in message
> "Walter Mitty" <wamitty_at_verizon.net> wrote in message
>> "Brian Selzer" <brian_at_selzer-software.com> wrote in message
>>> ... there must be a means to distinguish between the nodes and the
>>> resistors, for things that are indistinguishable are the same thing:
>>> that is the essence of identity.
>> It does my soul good to hear you say that, Brian. It seems like you're
>> half way to adopting a common sense understanding of what identity is.
>> Dare I hope for the other half?
> If the 'other half' involves conflating identification with identity or
> taking things out of context, then don't hold your breath.
I'm guessing that, at the database level, I probably do conflate
identification with identity. And I'm not interested in the philosophical
level on this score.
The closest I get to ontology is entity-relationship modeling.
As far as taking things out of context goes, I'd have to say that you are a past master at that. Or let me correct that. You repeatedly come to the conclusion that everybody else is out of step with you. So you have your own context. Have fun! Received on Fri Jul 10 2009 - 13:17:27 CEST