[fdo-internals] FDO RFC 7 - Add New Methods to FdoClassDefinition

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Fri Jul 27 12:16:40 EDT 2007

Barbara Zoladek wrote:
> The 'view' term may be not the most fortunate because it is immediately
> associated with RDBMS views. It should indicate that this is a virtual
> object in the datastore and therefore a class mapped to that object is
> virtual too. And that class "virtuality" we wanted to expose. It is not
> only about limitation, but also about dependencies. Class B may depend
> on Class A, if Class B is based on the subset of data in Class A. Class
> B disappears when Class A is dropped.


Is there is intention of expressing what actual dependencies exist or
just that "is view" indicates a general sense of virtualness?  I think
with some expanded documentation on what virtualness means in the RFC
(and new method docs) I'd be ok with this RFC (if still slightly dubious).

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