Juan Pedro Bolivar Puente
magnicida at gmail.com
Thu Mar 4 17:51:21 CET 2010
On 04/03/10 16:21, ccc31807 wrote:
> On Mar 3, 4:55 pm, toby <t... at telegraphics.com.au> wrote:
>>> where you have to store data and
>> "relational data"
> Data is neither relational nor unrelational. Data is data.
> Relationships are an artifact, something we impose on the data.
> Relations are for human convenience, not something inherent in the
> data itself.
No, relations are data. "Data is data" says nothing. Data is
information. Actually, all data are relations: relating /values/ to
/properties/ of /entities/. Relations as understood by the "relational
model" is nothing else but assuming that properties and entities are
first class values of the data system and the can also be related.
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