Re: c.d.theory glossary (repost)

From: mAsterdam <>
Date: Fri, 14 May 2004 21:38:45 +0200
Message-ID: <40a52048$0$576$>

Yay! A lively day for this newsgroup.
I skimmed a little and even the insult/discussion ratio is near zero :-)

I'm affraid I can't keep up with you all at this rate.

Gene Wirchenko wrote:

> mAsterdam wrote:

>>This glossary seeks to limit lengthy misunderstandings in

> It would help if it were more plainly written. I have been using
> databases for quite a while, but I would like to learn more theory.

Same here, but before we can query data someone has to gather some.

> Some of the definitions here are rather obtuse. Examples follow:


> I am glad that I already know what a class is.
> Huh?
Adressed by Dawn. >>[NULL] >>The insanity bit. No! The humility marker. >>mu: The absence of an answer to a question which requires an answer.
> Cute, but not of much practical help.

The bit/marker was taken from discussions here, I contributed mu. I did not do that because I think it's cute (I *do* think it's cute), but because I think it somehow touches
the essence of these problems.

> Sincerely,
> Gene Wirchenko
> Computerese Irregular Verb Conjugation:
> I have preferences.
> You have biases.
> He/She has prejudices.


Gene, would you mind if I used this for cdt glossary 0.0.3 ?

Now I am going to read some of all those other posts. Received on Fri May 14 2004 - 21:38:45 CEST

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