|Using relational algebra in a general purpose programming language email@example.com (justus) (1996-10-16)|
|Re: Using relational algebra in a general purpose programming language firstname.lastname@example.org (1996-10-18)|
|Re: Using relational algebra in a general purpose programming language email@example.com (Stavros Macrakis) (1996-10-20)|
|From:||Stavros Macrakis <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||20 Oct 1996 16:47:30 -0400|
|Organization:||OSF Research Institute|
justus <email@example.com> writes:
> [Can] the relational algebra could be used as the fundmental
> underlying paradigm in a general purpose programming language[?]
A Web search finds a goodly amount of material with the query
"relational programming". Some older work that you may find
-- Bruce MacLennan wrote some papers on "relational programming" some
-- The SETL group at NYU did a lot in this area.
-- Functional programming is often done in a relational style.
An interesting exercise is to see which general-purpose languages
support a generic, parameterized, or object type mechanism general
enough to support relations over arbitrary datatypes. Even harder is
supporting generic operations on relations. Finally, dynamically
creating new relation types presumably requires a dynamic type
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