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

Torsten Grust grust at in.tum.de
Thu Dec 8 17:38:34 CET 2005

On 12/8/05 5:31 PM, Jens Teubner wrote with possible deletions:
> 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?

Yes, please use 'byt' and 'wrd': 'bte' triggers nothing but the 'bite'
association, for me at least.  And we're all bitten by MonetDB enough
already, he he.

  | Prof. Dr. Torsten Grust                         grust at in.tum.de |
  |                                 http://www-db.in.tum.de/~grust/ |
  |     Database Systems - Technische Universität München (Germany) |

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