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Re: Indices or Indexes

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Justin Clift <justin(at)postgresql(dot)org>, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Indices or Indexes
Date: 2002-02-05 15:37:31
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Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> Justin Clift writes:
>> Just noticed that Section 7.2 of the Users Guide (devel docs) is called
>> "Indexes".  I was under the impression the "correct" terminology should
>> be "Indices".

> It's "indexes" for a database index, and "indices" for an array index.  At
> least that's what some big dictionary once revealed to us.

I argued that the OED could be taken to say that, and people seemed to
be willing to accept it:

http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-hackers/2001-04/msg00029.php

The docs we inherited from Berkeley mostly use "indices", but we've been
trying to convert over.

			regards, tom lane

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