Re: no names allowed, we serve types only
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 07:02:04 -0800 (PST)
On 24 feb, 15:08, Bob Badour <bbad..._at_pei.sympatico.ca> wrote:
> Jan Hidders wrote:
> > On 23 feb, 18:08, David BL <davi..._at_iinet.net.au> wrote:
> >>On Feb 23, 5:28 pm, Jan Hidders <hidd..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>On 23 feb, 01:33, David BL <davi..._at_iinet.net.au> wrote:
> >>>>On Feb 23, 12:49 am, Jan Hidders <hidd..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>>On 22 feb, 15:39, Jan Hidders <hidd..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> >>C.Date presents this argument very well in section 20.9 of an
> >>Introduction to Database Systems where he claims that a coloured
> >>circle is not a subtype of circle (or vice versa).
> > The tuple that represents the circle is not the same thing as the
> > circle itself. I find Date's argument rather unconvincing, to put it
> > very mildly. He is by no means an authority in this area, and those
> > that are mostly disagree with this position.
> Since when do you find argumentum ad verecundiam convincing? Hmmm?
> [peers over rim of eyeglasses]
I don't, nor do I think it is without any meaning whatsoever.
- Jan Hidders