Schema evolution support is an important facility for object-oriented database (OODB) systems. While existing OODB systems provide for limited forms of evolution, including modiication to the database schema and reorganization of aaected instances, we nd their support insuucient. Speciic deeciencies are 1) the lack of compatibility support for old… (More)
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Providing support for schema evolution allows existing databases to be adjusted for varying roles over time. This paper reflects on existing evolution support schemes and introduces a more general and functional mechanism to support schema evolution and instance adaptation for centralized and distributed object-oriented database systems. Our evolution… (More)
SUMMARY Algorithmic presentations are given for three calendars of historical interest, the Mayan, French Revolutionary, and Old Hindu. From a chronological point of view the substitution for the mean calendaric system of one based on the true movements of the sun and moon, was anything but an improvement, as it destabilized the foundations of the time… (More)
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From a chronological point of view the substitution for the mean calendaric system of one based on the true movements of the sun and moon, was anything but an improvement, as it destabilized the foundations of the time reckoning. Indeed, the system may have had the charm of adapting daily life as nearly as the astronomical knowledge permitted to the… (More)