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I'm Andy Lester, and I like to test stuff. I also write for the Perl Journal, and do tech edits on books. Sometimes I write code, too.

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Friday March 24, 2006
09:51 PM

Database normalization and DRY

[ #29094 ]
From Peter Corlett on the london.pm mailing list

"A relational database is a collection of facts, and normalising them is a way to ensure there are no contradictions. If you think DRY is just a memory-saving optimisation, you've rather missed the point."

What a great way to put it!

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  • Very true, and thank you for sharing this very insightful way of expressing it.

    Memory is cheap. Fixing errors is expensive.

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers