New FreeBSD package system (a.k.a. Daemon Package System (dps))

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at
Fri May 11 10:37:13 UTC 2007

Ivan Voras <ivoras at> writes:
> Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> > The world would be a much nicer place if people would stop redefining
> > technical terms to mean whatever suits them.
> I think you're overreacting. You say: if the database is consistent,
> it's ACID ("Avoiding database corruption is a necessary requirement
> for, rather than a consequence of, ACID") and I say: if the database
> is ACID, it's consistent. Aren't we both right?

First, that's not what I'm saying.  Look up "requirement" and
"consequence" in a dictionary (and read up on Leibniz if you feel like

Second, ACID is much more than not corrupting the database.  It also
means returning consistent results for the duration of a transaction,
for instance.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at

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