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Re: [TF-LIB] COALESCE is an unhelpful choice of name

From: Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 11:58:41 -0500
Message-ID: <4AFD9041.1010505@thefigtrees.net>
To: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@talis.com>
CC: RDF Data Access Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Andy Seaborne wrote:
> I don't find the name COALESCE very helpful.
> 
> None of these seem good but they are better to me:
> 
> VAL
> VALUE
> FIRST
> FIRST_VAL
> PROTECT
> SAFE

I'm not wedded to COALESCE and I recognize it's an obtuse word that's 
confusing to non-SQL-heads and probably even more confusing to 
non-native-English speakers.

...But I don't like any of these proposed choices either :)



Lee
Received on Friday, 13 November 2009 16:59:20 GMT

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