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[REBOL] [DEV] Re: dbms3.r 01

From: rgaither:triad:rr at: 13-Jan-2002 17:35

Hi Gabriele,
>PROJECT NAME: dbms3.r (temporary) > >PURPOSE: > >writing a small and simple relational database management system >in REBOL, for use with applications that don't need a full blown >separate DBMS such as MySQL. With respect to dbms.r, it will be >more efficient in the data storage to be usable with much more >rows per table, and possibly will have a more powerful/abstracted >interface.
First, I would like to add my support of such an open development effort! :-) I am going to stop right here for a moment though and ask some tough questions about this project. 1. Do we really "need" another RDBMS? 2. Is creating a RDBMS playing to the strengths of REBOL? 3. What is the problem you are trying to solve? I am playing devils advocate here because I want much more than a RDBMS. I'd like something more along the lines of an OODBMS or perhaps even something completely different. I do also want the foundation of something that can become multi-user, distributed, and work with the strengths of REBOL. It seems to me :-) the very first thing we should be building is a layer of functions, objects, or a dialect that deals with binary data. Not already into the functions of a RDBMS or an OODBMS but just the basic ability to manage blocks of binary information. This layer of managing blocks is key to building any type of binary database, for whatever kind of purpose or structure. I have some design notes on just such a layer that I will cleanup and throw into the mix later today. Thanks, Rod. Rod Gaither Oak Ridge, NC - USA [rgaither--triad--rr--com]