> > How about: s/(row|tuple)/record/
> We do need two different terms: eliminating the distinction between
> a row and a version of a row is not going to improve matters.
> I have nothing against the word "record", but it doesn't seem to
> help clarify this distinction ...
Well, if you want to get cognitive, "old record" likely carries a more
explicit and easy to understand mental picture than "old tuple" or
"version of a row." I guess the same phrasing could apply to tuple or
row, but record has historically seemed like the easiest term for
people to grasp.
It's not a one word zinger, but (new|old)? is just a description for
the entity that the mind has an understanding or conceptupal picture
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