RE: Picking the Tools -- Marrying processing models to data model s
Struct or object... We had a long discussion about this in the XML Working Group/SIG phase. Every now and then, a review of Horowitz and Sahni is a good read. "The set of axioms describe the semantics of the operations. The form in which we choose to write the axioms is important. Our goal is to write the axioms in a representation independent way. Then, to discuss ways of implementing the functions using a conventional programming language. An implementation of a data structure d is a mapping from d to a set of other data structures e. This mapping specifies how every object of d is to represented by the objects of e. Secondly, it requires that every function of d must be written using the functions of the implementing data structures e. Thus we say that integers are represented by bit strings, boolean is represented by zero and one, an array is represented by consecutive words in memory. In current parlance, the triple, DFA, is referred to as an abstract data type. It is called abstract precisely because the axioms do no imply a form of representation. Another way of viewing the implementation of a data structure is that it is the process of refining an abstract data type until all of the operations are expressible in terms of directly executable functions. But in the first stage, a data structure should be designed so we know what it does, but not necessarily how it will do it. This division of tasks called specification and implementation is useful because it helps to control the complexity of the entire process." Amen. The sweetspot of the basics... Len http://www.mp3.com/LenBullard Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti. Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h -----Original Message----- From: Jeff Lowery [mailto:jlowery@s...] > Yes. Call it > > C. No, it's better than C, like C incremented, or C honed to a fine edge... Hmmm. Back to where we started...
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