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Re: Documentation patch: change a name in a grammar rule

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Nicolas Barbier <nicolas(dot)barbier(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Documentation patch: change a name in a grammar rule
Date: 2006-04-25 14:56:24
Message-ID: 200604251456.k3PEuO422219@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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OK, updated patch calls them "configuration_paramters"s.

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Nicolas Barbier wrote:
> 2006/4/17, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>:
> 
> > Nicolas Barbier wrote:
> >
> >> In for example set.sgml, just "name" is used for the exact same
> >> concept. I changed the patch so that "varname" is used, because
> >> "name" was already in use by this specific grammar. Maybe the usage
> >> of "var" makes it less clear indeed, for people that know that those
> >> things are always referred to as "parameters" and never as
> >> "variables".
> >
> > A variable would be something that you store application data in,
> > whereas a parameter is some nondata value that influences your
> > calculations.  That's my recollection of how the terms are used in
> > mathematics.  So parameter is decidedly the better term than variable.
> > If that is confusing, make it config_param or something like that.
> 
> Updated patch attached. We just had another person that made the
> mistake, hopefully making up for the time and resources I'm depriving
> you guys of :-).
> 
> Nicolas
> 
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