There are two approaches to solve computational problems in a microcomputer environment:
- Non-database approach: uses a high level programming language with non-database files as input and/or output files.
- Database approach: uses the programming language embedded in the micro Data Base Management System(DBMS), with the database defined by the integrated database definition language as input and/or output files.
Adopting the appropriate approach in any single application may save cost and time. This paper compares the two different approaches while solving the same Control Section (CSECT) Interaction Hierarchy problem and suggests which to use when.
Tam, Karen Yingling and Zobrist, George Winston, "Micro Database Management System Language" (1988). Computer Science Technical Reports. 84.
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