Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Sun, 14 Feb 1999 07:11:44 -0600

"Steven R. Newcomb" wrote:
> Would you consider the grove paradigm a
> "brute-force" method?  It seems to me to answer
> the impedance-mismatch problem, here.  It also
> seems to me much too elegant to be describable as
> "brute-force".

As is often the case on mailing lists, I think that we have lost some
context. Steve has described a paradigm for *representing* tables as
trees. That paradigm must still be *implemented*. Michael's original
question was about implementation strategies. I don't know of an
implementation strategy that overcomes the basic impedence mismatch
between relational data and tree data.
 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself

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