Reiser4 and kernel inclusion
Posted Sep 29, 2005 12:51 UTC (Thu) by leandro
Parent article: Reiser4 and kernel inclusion
In the Reiser view of the future, applications like relational database managers need not exist; such tasks will be handled in the filesystem itself.
This just shows why Reiser’s work will never fly. While he looks great in technical and managerial abilities, he (just like most people, including people commenting here like Wol) has got the fundamentals all wrong.
The relational model prescribes a far simpler, more powerful logical interface to data than the one proposed by Reiser. Just as most people, he has believed SQL vendors’ claim of being relational and thus has thrown out the concept without ever having understood it.
The situation here is somewhat similar to, but worse still than, the one in programming models: people bypass functional programming and formal methods because they think them too hard, without ever having ever tried; lack of understanding and familiarity in the beginning eventually makes for much more and worse work in the long run, and thus Java on Oracle instead of functional programming on a relational DBMS.
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