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Re: Should we drop the "object" from ORDBMS?

From: Ned Lilly <ned(at)xtuple(dot)com>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Should we drop the "object" from ORDBMS?
Date: 2012-04-26 17:27:12
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xTuple uses several inheritance features, and it's a big part of the 
value-add for us.

(plug: come see John's talk at pgCon to learn more :)



On 4/26/2012 12:27 PM, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> On ons, 2012-04-25 at 23:02 -0700, Jeff Davis wrote:
>> As far as I can tell, postgresql has the following object-relational
>> features:
>> (1) OIDs
>> (2) Inheritance
>> (3) Dot function call syntax
> I think having composite types and functions using them also belongs
> there.
>
>> Given all this, why do we still call postgres an object-relational
>> system (in the first sentence of our "About" page)?
> I think it's still a good mission statement of sorts, even if most
> people don't use all the features.
>
>
>

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