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Re: [pgsql-advocacy] The name of the game

From: Richard Broersma Jr <rabroersma(at)yahoo(dot)com>
To: operationsengineer1(at)yahoo(dot)com, pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [pgsql-advocacy] The name of the game
Date: 2006-07-13 22:03:07
Message-ID: 20060713220308.9390.qmail@web31804.mail.mud.yahoo.com (view raw or flat)
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> "like 'postgres" with a 'ql' on the end.  get it?  it
> ends in SQL."
> 
> i wonder if someone would pick up on it if explained
> like above.

Yes.  In my case, I learned of PostgreSQL after learning of its long distant realitive - Ingres. 
Where Ingres' base name with used to to produce <In|Post>gres.  And then came Postgres95.  And
then came PostgreSQL.

I suppose that if one understands the history that led to "PostgreSQL" then it becomes reasonable
to pronounce it as Post-gres-QL.

http://www.postgresql.org/about/history

Regards,

Richard Broersma Jr.

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