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Re: Naming: select1 vs. singleSelect

From: Dagfinn Reiersøl <dagfinn.reiersol@opoint.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 08:52:32 +0200
To: "'www-forms@w3.org'" <www-forms@w3.org>
Message-ID: <auto-000001150126@viventus.no>

On Monday 26 August 2002 18:44, Micah Dubinko wrote:

> >>> I prefer SelectMany because it is more descriptive.
> If you think about it, "selectMany" really should have been named
> "selectZeroOrMore". It's the most general casee, so we gave it the most
> general name.

I have thought about it, and I realize that logically that's correct. But 
intutively, selectMany is easier to understand and remember because selecting 
many elements is the most characteristic use of it. I can use a newspaper to 
swat flies, but it's still a newspaper to me and not a newspaperOrFlySwatter.
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