Re: What are the design criteria for primary keys?

From: Bob Badour <bbadour_at_pei.sympatico.ca>
Date: Sat, 04 Sep 2010 00:14:06 -0300
Message-ID: <4c81b98a$0$11844$9a566e8b_at_news.aliant.net>



paul c wrote:
> On 03/09/2010 7:48 PM, paul c wrote:
> 

>> On 03/09/2010 6:30 PM, -CELKO- wrote:
>>
>>>>> Celko wants everybody to use published keys, sometimes that's
>>>>> advantageous but it's not essential, after all the published keys
>>>>> one has never seen before aren't familiar before one adopts them.<<
>>>
>>> I like industry standards for several reasons:
>>> 1) Validation = Can I look at it and see the form is correct?
>>> 2) Verification = Can an external source map the key to the entity?
>>> 3) Universality = Does everyone agree on the meaning? This is the
>>> idea of a trusted source to maintain the standard for me (the
>>> laziness principle of programming).
>>>
>>> I think this is more important than familiarity, which is
>>> subjective.
>>
>> Forgot to say, yes, familiarity is subjective. Maybe I need a another
>> course in reading for comprehension. As for you, have you sought
>> professional help to find out whether your obfuscation is chronic?
>
> AND db design is subjective.

I've always wondered whether Joe uses the Snark Methodology for Software Development where development cycles are done in ever diminishing circles. Received on Fri Sep 03 2010 - 22:14:06 CDT

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