[Monetdb-developers] RFC: New Integer Atoms: byte & word

Jens Teubner jens.teubner at in.tum.de
Thu Dec 8 17:31:17 CET 2005

On Thu, Dec 08, 2005 at 05:09:14PM +0100, Joeri van Ruth wrote:

> [...]
> But then, I would prefer "byte" (gasp), "word" (shiver)
> and "long" (shock horror) over "bte", "wrd" and "long" anyway.
> [...]

I second this.  Is there some (technical) reason to use only three
character identifiers instead of readable four character ones?

(We could spent those couple of characters here that we saved on
replacing all those "de_NO_project" and the like... ;-) )


Jens Teubner
Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Department of Informatics
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