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

From: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2009 06:39:44 +0000
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To: "public-rdf-dawg@w3.org Group" <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
On 14 Nov 2009, at 05:48, Alexandre Passant wrote:
> Based on your previous email "COALESCE (or whatever it's called)  
> takes 1 or more arguments and returns the first of its arguments  
> that is bound to a value (i.e. first argument that is not unbound  
> and not a type error)."
>
> So what about FIRST_BOUND or something explicit like that ?

"First" is a bit ambiguous. Lexically? (where?), chronologically?

I thought about LEFTMOST(), but that's not great either.

- Steve

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