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

From: Kendall Clark <kendall@clarkparsia.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 12:05:40 -0500
Message-ID: <1fc9c2ff0911130905t3323aaeaga677c7197e29550@mail.gmail.com>
To: Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net>
Cc: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@talis.com>, RDF Data Access Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 11:58 AM, Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net> wrote:

> 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 :)

How about GATHER (which is a pretty good synonym of "coalesce")?

Cheers,
Kendall
Received on Friday, 13 November 2009 17:06:55 GMT

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