Re: WWW/Internet 2009: 2nd CFP until 21 September

From: Doctor Duggar <duggar_at_alum.mit.edu>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 21:20:52 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <4c48c213-e43e-4a32-8115-a0007660062f_at_m20g2000vbp.googlegroups.com>



On Aug 12, 11:18 pm, Bob Badour <bbad..._at_pei.sympatico.ca> wrote:
> paul c wrote:
> > Mr. Scott wrote:
>
> >> "Bob Badour" <bbad..._at_pei.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
> >>news:4a82e4c7$0$23778$9a566e8b_at_news.aliant.net...
>
> >>> paul c wrote:
>
> >>>> Mr. Scott wrote:
> >>>> ...
>
> >>>>> I'm confused. What requirement are you referring to? Are you
> >>>>> referring to the requirement that nulls be eliminated or the fact
> >>>>> that an order isn't an order without a delivery destination? The
> >>>>> referential cycle was a consequence of trying to eliminate nulls. ...
>
> >>> What cycle? And why would anyone care about a referential cycle? It's
> >>> not like SQL hasn't had deferred checking for a decade or two.
>
> >> I think it's misleading to say that Sql has deferred checking. Both
> >> deferred constraints and subquery in check are optional features of
> >> the Sql standard. Neither Sql Server or DB2 support either. Oracle
> >> does support deferred constraint checking but not subqueries in check.
> >> ...
>
> > I gather you are no longer talking about sql, but about products.
>
> And as I made clear earlier, the specific limitations of whatever shitty
> implementation of SQL he's using are irrelevant in a theory newsgroup.
> For fuck sake, both multi-table constraints and deferred checking have
> been standard for at least 17 fucking years. ::rolls eyes::

Yeah, it's like incessantly whining about there being problems with modern "Mathematics" because his solar powered calculator doesn't support symbolic integration.

KHD Received on Wed Aug 12 2009 - 23:20:52 CDT

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