[off-topic] Re: A rant about the terminology debate

On 24 Aug 2012, at 17:58, David Wood wrote:
> DB views are generally read-only and thus immutable.

This is off-topic, but I can't let this sentence pass.

1. There's no basis for saying that views are generally read-only. They may or may not be updatable.

2. Views are not immutable. Something is immutable when its state will never change. The state of a view can change whenever the underlying base tables change, whether it is updatable or not.


Received on Friday, 24 August 2012 18:06:20 UTC