Object Relational Mappers are evil (a meditation)

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Thu Oct 15 20:57:07 CEST 2009


Mick Krippendorf wrote:
> Steve Holden wrote:
> 
>> Many such designs make mistakes like using multiple columns
>>(or, even worse, comma-separated values) instead of many-to-many
>>relationships.
> 
> 
> BTW, the comma-separted-values-in-a-field is officially called the First
> Anormal Form. There *has to be* some value to it since I've seen it used
> quite a few times...
> 
> Mick.

Just because you've seen something, doesn't mean it has value; just 
because something has value, doesn't mean the value outweighs the 
associated disadvantages.

I'm not saying you're wrong, just that you may not be right.  ;-)

~Ethan~



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