[Chandler-dev] [Sum] The Great Architecture Discussion of 2007

Grant Baillie grant at osafoundation.org
Tue Oct 9 16:59:13 PDT 2007


On 9 Oct, 2007, at 16:12, Andi Vajda wrote:

>> 4. implementing a generic database inside another generic database
>
> That was the goal, originally. Not to have a hard compiled app  
> against a hard compiled relational schema. If Chandler is to become  
> a hard compiled application with a static schema, where all data  
> types have to be determined in advance, then of course, the  
> chandler repository is overkill and can be replaced by some  
> specifically optimized, domain-specific, schema.

I'm confused: How is what we have (where you have to throw out your  
data any time the schema at either of 2 levels changes) different  
from the "hard compiled app against a hard compiled relational  
schema"? (Apart from the word "relational").

--Grant



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