[Grok-dev] Re: New Grok user with some questions

Martijn Faassen faassen at startifact.com
Wed Jun 25 08:51:10 EDT 2008

Hey there,

Leonardo Rochael Almeida wrote:
> BTW, it's "M:N relationships", not "M:N relations". "Relation" is the
> mathematical term for a "table" in relational algebra. Relational
> Databases have that name because they store "relations" (tables), not
> because they make it easy to model "relationships" (which they don't,
> people are just more used to the relational patterns for
> relationships).

Uh oh, I am sitting on a codebase called z3c.relationfield, that can be 
used to model relations between objects. Did I get the naming all wrong? :)

In English, there can certainly be a relation between two things that 
has nothing to do with relational database tables.



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