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Re^4: Paul Graham on Great Hackers

by jdporter (Canon)
on Jul 30, 2004 at 12:49 UTC ( #378660=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Paul Graham on Great Hackers
in thread Paul Graham on Great Hackers

Why is that better? I think about the typical operations (methods) that are pertinent for strings, and I don't see how they fit on a database. So length gives me a count of the total bytes in the database. Why do I care? If I parse this database "string" on, say, ';', the chunks I get are meaningless. No, mapping a String abstraction onto a file or database is (in general, I'm saying) a complete failure.

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