This chapter compares decisions we made while designing the LDS technique and notation with decisions made by the designers of other techniques and notations for data modeling. We present these decisions as a series of answers to specific questions. The differences among various data-modeling notations and techniques stem from the different answers chosen by their respective designers.
This chapter is not for novices, but it can be useful to you if any of the following situations applies:
- You are an incipient master of the LDS technique, and you want to solidify your understanding of the LDS technique.
- You are an expert in another notation, and you want to compare it to the LDS notation. ...