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Re: Draft #5 -- radically re-written

From: "Ned Lilly" <ned(at)nedscape(dot)com>
To: "Josh Berkus" <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>,<pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Draft #5 -- radically re-written
Date: 2003-07-30 00:41:56
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Few more comments on the comments on the comments:

> > > SQL-STANDARD ERROR FRAMEWORK: The PostgreSQL Team has completely
> > > redesigned error logging and reporting, providing developers with an
> 
> > "SQL-STANDARD ERROR FRAMEWORK: Completely redesigned ..."
> >
> > > REORGANIZED AND EXPANDED DOCUMENTATION:  The documentation contributors
> > > have completely reorganized and added many new pages to the online
> 
> > REORGANIZED AND EXPANDED DOCUMENTATION:  Completely reorganized and
> > significantly expanded online documentation, making it easier for
> 
> > > EXPLICIT JOIN REWRITING: Core developer Tom Lane has included an option
> > > for explicit join rewriting by the query planner, easing the transition
> 
> > "EXPLICIT JOIN REWRITING: An extremely powerful option for power users,
> > which allows explicit ..."
> 
> The thing I don't like about Ned's phrasing is that the paragraphs lack a 
> verb, making them more passive and less grabbing.  What do other people 
> think?

That's executive bullet-point-speak, as well as a former life as an editor coming through.  Trouble with real sentences is, you have to come up with a subject each time (e.g. Tom, the only core developer mentioned by name).
 
> > Dunno if we add that much, but you're welcome to add "ERP software vendor
> > OpenMFG" to the list.
> 
> Cool!   Please verify that that's official; I don't know your position in the 
> company.

President and CEO ;-)

Cheers,
Ned


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