A Paraphrase of The Third Manifesto

The Third Manifesto by C. J. Date and Hugh Darwen is the culmination of more than two decades of work on defining a foundation for the future of managing data. The authors view SQL and the relational database management systems that use it as deeply flawed, and have set down their views on a language to address those flaws. The title reflects two prior attempts (manifestos) by other authors.

The intention here is to paraphrase, generalise and shorten the wording and to use terminology familiar to a general IT audience, while retaining the original intent, meaning and numbering. This has involved some reorganisation and some inclusion of background material from other writings to ensure that the all the terms used can be understood within one document.

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2 Responses to A Paraphrase of The Third Manifesto

  1. Guyren Howe

    I’ve a project where I am looking for a richer interface to the database than SQL.

    I remember you posting about Andl on the Postgres list. It sounded promising and I think it is for what I’m doing. But I am concerned that there has been no movement on this site in a year and a half.

    I get it, life goes on, I’m sure you’re busy. But I would like to know if Andl should be treated as abandoned at this point. If not, I might be going to do something really cool with it…

    • david

      The project has reached a stable point. Now what it needs it people like yourself to use it. I’ll be in touch.

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