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So basically a thin sliver of what an sql rdbms provides.

Your "thin sliver" idea is intriguing. Maybe we can call slivers "simple components" and build bigger things out of them.

I wonder if there would be any benefit to that?

If 'components' were that useful for the things rdbms's are used for the thousands of highly trained phd's at oracle, microsoft, ibm would have added them to their sql products.

Of course, this a ROR crowd, software invented by a business school grad/game review writer, so it's can be an uphill battle explaining this stuff.

For those keeping score at home:

* argumentum ad verecundiam * ad hominem

If you think what a PhD gets you is "training", you've tragically misunderstood the point.

You say that like it's a bad thing.

Clojure tends to emphasise simple components that do specific tasks; so core.logic focuses on logic programming and not, for instance, persistence or atomicity. Because it's so focused, it's more capable in its particular area of expertise than a more general tool like SQL.

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