Database Technology Department
Palo Alto, California
SQL3 Discussion Paper
ANSI Number: X3H2-93-371r1
Nov. 21, 1993
Title: A Generalized Approach to Collections, Tables, and Other Intensional/Extensional Constructs
Author: William Kent
1 X3H2-93-359R/ISO DBL MUN-003, (ISO-ANSI Working Draft) Database Language SQL (SQL3), Jim Melton (ed.), August 1993.
2 X3H2-93-371, "Sets and Other Collections", July 30, 1993, by William Kent.
3 William Kent, "Carriers and Cargos: A General Paradigm for Modeling Collections, Tables, Multimedia, Spatial Constructs, and Other Intensional/Extensional Objects", Nov. 21, 1993 (draft).[html]
This is an expanded version of , exploring the topic in greater detail as well as extending underlying concepts to related topics.
This paper seeks to establish consensus on basic principles underlying sets and other collections in SQL3 , and to generalize these principles to other related areas. Details are described in the attached paper . Key objectives: