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

From: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 23:59:54 +0000
Cc: RDF Data Access Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
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To: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@talis.com>
On 13 Nov 2009, at 13:01, 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

None of these float my boat, but out of interest, what's the source of  
your dislike for COALESCE? I find it pretty obvious, but then I've  
been using SQL for too long.

- Steve

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