[OT] OODBs and schema, was Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: sound & midi applications page, was Re: [Consortium] linuxaudio.org

Steve Harris S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Mon Feb 2 13:42:47 EST 2004


On Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 01:20:47 -0500, Paul Winkler wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 05:31:39PM +0000, Steve Harris wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 11:15:43 -0500, Paul Winkler wrote:
> > > > I'm not sure if thats a joke or not ;) Zope is based on an OODB IIRC.
> > > > thier not very good at schema independence in my experience.
> > > 
> > > I'm not sure what "schema independence" means, so I will
> > > assume it means the ability to extend or modify the
> > > schema after you've already got live instances.
> > 
> > I meant things like splitting or joining classes, changing property
> > semantics and so on.
> 
> Splitting and joining classes? You lost me there.
> Refactoring?

Yeah, I guess. Eg. if you had Green Things and Red Things and you wanted
to replace them with Coloured Things.

- Steve


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