[Pipet Devel] Re: about db interfaces

J.W. Bizzaro bizzaro at geoserve.net
Sat Jan 15 12:44:07 EST 2000

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Hi Brad!

Brad Chapman wrote:
> One question--what is your ultimate goal for the
> database interface? Are you thinking of it as just being a viewer to see
> database contents, a viewer with selection options (ie. SQL quieries), or a
> complete viewer, selector, data-mining system? Just curious about your
> thoughts on this.

Well, I was thinking that a database in its simplest form (no query interface,
selector, useful viewer or data-mining system) would be represented as a
container locus.  The query interface, etc., would be added later via locus
composition.  That way, a person can choose to build his/her own database

So, a database container is the smallest possible wrapper for any particular
database, with the ability to accept various interfaces upon locus

> Also, can you not destroy loci-file quite yet? I have been doing some
> coding this week and *may* have a "constructing the command line" thing
> working before the weekend is over.

Wow, that'd be great.

> I would like to be able to take a look
> at it and see if it is the kind of thing you were thinking about, before I
> go ahead and integrate that stuff with the new loci module.

Okay, I'll hold off on the new module until you give me the go-ahead.  I'm
still making modifications anyway.

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