Seeking a Dao of Groves

Didier PH Martin martind at
Wed Feb 2 12:47:03 GMT 2000


Gavin Thomas said:
I actually think that syntax is independent of data model, and that
it is not necessary for the API to directly reflect the data model.

A data model is essentially a set of data structures, and an algebra
for manipulating them. How they are exposed through an API is largely
and application dependent question, as is the syntax.

Didier replies:
However, the choice of the interface granularity, the members, even the
parameters are still very dependent on the data model. So, there is a high
level of linkage between the data model and the API. It is not as
independent as you seem to believe.

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