On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 3:15 PM, Ben Chobot <bench(at)silentmedia(dot)com> wrote:
> On Sep 30, 2011, at 12:07 PM, bricklen wrote:
>> I've been informed that this type of operation is called "symmetric
>> difference", and can be represented by A ∆ B. A couple of
>> alternative names were proposed, "array_symmetric_difference" and
>> Does anyone have a preference for the name? I assume that this
>> function might potentially be used by others now that it is in the pg
>> lists, so might as well give it an appropriate name now.
>> Is this something that could be written in C to make it faster (I don't know C)
> FWIW, speaking as somebody who has no need of this function, "array_xor" is a pretty clear name that indicates what's going to happen.
+1 on this -- was going to suggest until you beat me to it. I also
for the record really think the array_ prefix on array handling
functions is pretty silly since we support overloading -- greatly
prefer unnest() to array_unnest() etc. So, how about xor()?
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