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

Fabian Groffen Fabian.Groffen at cwi.nl
Thu Dec 8 18:12:12 CET 2005


On 08-12-2005 17:38:34 +0100, Torsten Grust wrote:
> 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.

What about 'oct' and 'reg'? :p




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