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[off-topic] Re: A rant about the terminology debate

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 19:05:52 +0100
Cc: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, public-rdf-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <84979CE0-ADD3-4FC6-92F3-B410D448641B@cyganiak.de>
To: David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>
On 24 Aug 2012, at 17:58, David Wood wrote:
> DB views are generally read-only and thus immutable.

This is off-topic, but I can't let this sentence pass.

1. There's no basis for saying that views are generally read-only. They may or may not be updatable.

2. Views are not immutable. Something is immutable when its state will never change. The state of a view can change whenever the underlying base tables change, whether it is updatable or not.

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