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Re: Grammatical Inconsistencies

From: Dawn M. Wolthuis <dwolt_at_tincat-group.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 12:10:23 -0500
Message-ID: <c669ug$8nl$1@news.netins.net>


"James L. Ryan" <taliesinsoft_at_mac.com> wrote in message news:0001HW.BCAAD4E60009C9DAF03055B0_at_news.prodigy.net...
> On Tue, 20 Apr 2004 09:58:23 -0500, Alfredo Novoa wrote (in article
> <40853a00.16469602_at_news.wanadoo.es>):

<snip>
> My guideline here is C. J. Date's "An Introduction to Database Systems,
7th
> Edition." On page 156 he states, "We consider the operators in the
sequence
> union, intersection, difference, product, restrict, project, join, and
> divide..." (In the book the operator names are italicized .) I consider
the
> first four of these to be expressed as nouns and the remaining four as
verbs.
> This is the "grammatical inconsistency" to which I was alluding in my
> originating note in this threadlet.

What would you recommend instead?

union, intersection, difference, product, restriction, projection, cross-product, and division?
union(ize?), intersect, subtract, multiply, restrict, project, join, and divide?

Other? --dawn Received on Wed Apr 21 2004 - 12:10:23 CDT

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