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Re: Way to go, David!

From: Dave Rolsky <autarch(at)urth(dot)org>
To: David Wheeler <david(at)kineticode(dot)com>
Cc: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>,SF Postgres <sfpug(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Adam Turoff <ziggy(at)panix(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Way to go, David!
Date: 2003-05-30 18:24:37
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On Fri, 30 May 2003, David Wheeler wrote:

> In a word: They're a huge PITA for object-oriented design. "The
> object/relational barrier is a well-known impedence mismatch," as Ziggy
> noted in a comment on my entry, and that's the crux of the problem to
> me. Make no mistake, PostgreSQL is hands-down my favorite database, but
> I wrote that entry to be deliberately provocative. The relational model
> is good for some things, but nothing that I do. So I want to challenge
> people to come up with a better solution. I'm not optimistic.

You keep saying "relational" when you mean "SQL".  They're not the same
thing.  They're not even that close.  Postgres is a nice SQL database, but
it's not relational.


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