[Monetdb-developers] BATpreload_ and _BATpreload

Martin Kersten Martin.Kersten at cwi.nl
Sun Feb 14 21:21:34 CET 2010

Sjoerd Mullender wrote:
> I am quite unhappy with the names BATpreload, BATpreload_, and
> _BATpreload.  I really don't like names that differ only by an initial
> or final _.  I would much rather see more descriptive names.
> BATpreload_ is now more an interface to give advice to the underlying
> system about how the BAT is going to be accessed in the near future, and
> _BATpreload is telling the underlying system that you're done with
> accessing the BAT according to the advice given.  Names such as
> BATaccessadvice/BATendaccessadvice, though longer, are more descriptive.
> I have seen some checkins fixing the incorrect use of BATpreload_ and
> _BATpreload, proofing my point.
> Now we still have a chance to fix this.
I fully agree, but did not had the trigger to change it....

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