Subject Re: [IB-Architect] Database names
Author Jim Starkey
At 10:15 AM 5/2/00 -0600, Tim Uckun wrote:
>I don't understand how the registry avoids this problem. Surely I could be
>editing the registry while a program was modifying the contents of it (or
>visa versa). We could overwrite each others changes.

The registry is a database responsible for its own consistency. Whether
or not Microsoft does this well, the API permits it. More to the
point, the registery API writes individuals nodes atomically. A
text editor replaces the whole thing every time. This is one of the
reasons databases were invented.

>I think I remember reading someplace that relational theory dictates that
>all schema information be kept in the database itself. I presume this
>would include any aliases.

"Relation theory" generally means an underemployed consultant is
looking for a book opportunity.

Jim Starkey