Re: GRAND MASTER PLAN
- From: linas linas org (Linas Vepstas)
- To: Dru <andru treshna com>
- Cc: Linas Vepstas <linas linas org>, msevior physics unimelb edu au, gnome-db-list gnome org, Charles Goodwin <charlie xwt org>, gnucash-devel gnucash org, gnome-office-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: GRAND MASTER PLAN
- Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 09:00:15 -0600
On Sat, Mar 13, 2004 at 01:28:58PM +1300, Dru was heard to remark:
> I know what you mean. i stopped trying to populate c style structures
> from db's, sockets etc a while ago. I didn't like having to write new c
> structures for every table, and a couple supporting functions for
> mapping values in structure to values in db.
Yes, that is true; simple apps like bugzilla don't do any processing,
they simply map db contents to web pages and back. These kinds of
apps can be specified in a purely declarative fashion, and someday
we may have a new declarative programming language to do this.
(That's what I tried to do with DWI/DUI: at its core, it really
is a new declarative programming language. Unfortunately, I embedded
it in XML. Although XML is superficially declarative, its just plain
not human-readable for the most part).
But some apps need to do proceedural things, and for these, one
needs to have access to a proceedural language, such as C or C++.
(or perl or python or java or mono/c#) And for that, you want to
have a DB layer that will map SQL tables to objects. (and be
multi-user, distributed, yadda yadda).
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