MonetDB: Feb2013 - Introduce a sink point for parallel processing

Fabian Groffen fabian at
Mon Dec 10 12:10:32 CET 2012

On 10-12-2012 11:49:29 +0100, Martin Kersten wrote:
> Changeset: d944146a71ef for MonetDB
> URL:;node=d944146a71ef
> Modified Files:
> 	monetdb5/modules/mal/language.c
> 	monetdb5/modules/mal/language.h
> 	monetdb5/modules/mal/language.mal
> Branch: Feb2013
> Log Message:
> Introduce a sink point for parallel processing


1 a fixed basin with a water supply and a drain.
2 a pool or marsh in which a river's water disappears by evaporation or
• technical a body or process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a
particular component from a system: a heat sink | the oceans can act as
a sink for CO 2. The opposite of source.
3 short for sinkhole.
4 a place of vice or corruption: moralizers complain that the Net is
simply a festering sink of iniquity.

sync |siNGk|(also synch ) informal

synchronization: images flash onto your screen in sync with the music.

Fabian Groffen                              fabian at
column-store pioneer     
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