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

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2009 06:52:42 +0100
Message-ID: <4AFE45AA.80701@w3.org>
To: Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net>
CC: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@talis.com>, RDF Data Access Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>


Lee Feigenbaum wrote:
> 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.

Falling into both of these categories I fully agree:-)

Ivan

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

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