[thelist] Representing tasks in the database

Joel D Canfield joel at streamliine.com
Thu Apr 26 11:14:01 CDT 2007

> Be careful. The data model you're suggesting will not enforce good
> data.

true, in a sense. the example you include is actually an example of either a typo, or incredibly bad business logic. if I'm working on a project, and step one depends on step three being completed, and step three (somewhere in the past) depends on step one being completed, something's way bad wrong.

of course, if the app can enforce intelligence and avoid typographical errors in entries, that's good. you mention 'making sense of this data' - since the data *doesn't* make sense, that's good, yes?

or am I missing your point, matt?

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