Newbie Q

Paul Prescod papresco at
Tue Aug 25 05:37:07 BST 1998

Samuel R. Blackburn wrote:
> My rule of thumb is attributes contains data that is unique to that
> particular object.

Do I understand you correctly if I parapharse your post as "attributes are
only useful for unique identifiers?" That's as good a "rule of thumb" as
any other, I guess, but it is a much more radical one than any I have
heard before. It seems just as arbitrary as any other rule of thumb I've

 Paul Prescod  -

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