[Monetdb-developers] BATpreload_ and _BATpreload

Stefan Manegold Stefan.Manegold at cwi.nl
Mon Feb 15 09:57:05 CET 2010


On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 09:21:34PM +0100, Martin Kersten wrote:
> 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....

I also more than agree --- what about
BATaccessBegin() & BATaccessEnd() ?

If noone else is "faster", I could apply the chnages later today ...

Stefan

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