[linux-elitists] (from Pigdog) Feuerstein on Oracle
Paul J Collins
Mon Oct 23 12:47:28 PDT 2000
>>>>> "Rusty" == Rusty Foster <email@example.com> writes:
Rusty> Paul J Collins wrote:
Rusty> This is a silly example. [...]
I am simply demonstrating what 1NF *is*.
Rusty> I agree with Mr. Bad that relational DB's are an archaic
Rusty> pain in the ass, but I haven't seen an OODB that I like
Rusty> better yet.
The thing about relational database theory is that it is a firm
mathematical foundation for a style of storing and manipulating
information. Contrast this with object-orienation, for which there
isn't even a satisfactorily rigourous definition, never mind a
foundation of any value.
Rusty> Because I haven't checked it out recently (like in the last
Rusty> year or so), how does Postgres do it's object stuff? [...]
It calls relations `classes' and you can `sub-class' them by adding
attributes. That's about all I know about that.
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