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Scalar vs Non-Scalar

Joe Harry
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Guys,

Why they say that Objects are non-scalar and primitive types are scalar?? I posted this here because when I was exploring Hibernate, I came across a line that said, ORM is all about storing non-scalar types in a database. So please help me know the difference. I googled a lot but I was not able to find a simple answer as to why they say objects are non-scalar.

Thanks for your help!


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Edvins Reisons
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Does this definition make sense to you?
[ October 08, 2007: Message edited by: Edvins Reisons ]
Joe Harry
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Yes, it did help. Thanks a lot!
Joe Harry
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Yes, it did help. Thanks a lot!
 
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