RE: CamelCase For Procedures Names

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Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 13:16:01 -0400
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Well I googled around and didn't find Richard Barker deal with the names, but I did find that he was Brit, followed by this quote on stackoverflow (which the closer I read it the more it seems the sentence contradicts itself - I think the hypothesis should reference an American using a singular noun - which could explain a lot -- c'est la vie).

In British English, a collective object is often grammatically plural, e.g., "the committee were unable to agree" versus American English "the committee was unable to agree". So I hypothesized that a Brit might be more willing to use a singular noun for a collection of things. - Ken<> May 1 '09 at 20:03<>

:) (just keeping it light).

Joel Patterson
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From: Jared Still [] Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 11:26 AM
Cc: Patterson, Joel; oracle Freelists
Subject: Re: CamelCase For Procedures Names

On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 12:39 PM, Jeff Chirco <<>> wrote: Really, I feel table names should be plural. I believe Steve Feuerstein recommends this too. It is a Table of EMPLOYEES not a Table of EMPLOYEE.

This was also the recommendation of Richard Barker, of CASE*Method fame.

When designing data models, entities are singular to emphasize that what is being described is a single instance of data.

Tables are plural, as they are a collection of the instances described by entities in the model.

Jared Still
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