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Re: My task from last week: Semantic free identifiers

From: Mark Wilkinson <markw@illuminae.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 13:13:11 -0700
To: "Matt Vagnoni" <matthew.vagnoni@uth.tmc.edu>
Cc: HCLS <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.vxd4390hnbznux@markw-desktop>
On Mon, 20 Jun 2011 12:53:51 -0700, Matt Vagnoni  
<matthew.vagnoni@uth.tmc.edu> wrote:

> I tend to believe that "Perfect is the Enemy of Good".

Then perhaps my hesitance (where I suggested that my own argument was  
possibly spurious) is a workable "Good" middle-ground?  The identifier  
doesn't HAVE to be opaque, so long as there are multi-lingual labels...??   
Then at least it's immediately readable for some subset of people.

I still feel queasy about it, but... if we're trying to compare "Perfect"  
and "Good", then...??

The argument that Java didn't use language-neutral method names is a  
compelling one for me.  hmmmm... I may be moving to the dark side of this  
discussion!  ;-)  LOL!


Dr. Mark Wilkinson
Assistant Professor, Medical Genetics
PI Bioinformatics, Institute for Heart and Lung Health
St. Paul's Hospital/UBC
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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