Maybe compare this discussion of RelationalDataModels with ObjectOrientedProgramming

This is a great overview paper http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.72.868&rep=rep1&type=pdf which talks how the author tried to bring ideas from HaskellLanguage to the mainstream, and finally does so with LINQ.

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