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

Martijn Faassen faassen at startifact.com
Wed Jun 25 10:35:06 EDT 2008

Leonardo Rochael Almeida wrote:
> In relational algebra, the vocabulary is more formal, and the terms
> "relation" and "relationship" are not interchangeable. In fact, if I
> remember correctly, the term "relationship" doesn't even exist in
> relational algebra, and it's when we try to use relational algebra to
> model the real world is that "relationships" come into account. So in
> order not to confuse the two concepts, my RDB teacher was very
> insistent about not mixing up the two terms.
> Still, it's a lost cause... I just felt I had to have my "Someone is
> wrong on the Internet moment..."[1] :-)

Since z3c.relationfield uses an object database, I shouldn't have a 
problem using relational algebra terminology the wrong way, as I'm not 
using relational algebra terminology. :)



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