Christopher Browne wrote:

Wow, that takes me back to a paper I have been looking for for _years_.

Some time in the late '80s, probably '88 or '89, there was a paper
presented in Communications of the ACM that proposed using this sort
of "hypernormalized" schema as a way of having _really_ narrow schemas
that would be exceedingly expressive.  They illustrated an example of
an address table that could hold full addresses with a schema with
only about half a dozen columns, the idea being that you'd have
several rows linked together.

I'd be interested in the title / author when you remember. I'm kinda sick. I like reading on most computer theory, designs, algorithms, database implementations, etc. Usually how I get into trouble too with 642 column tables though. :)

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