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Doug G
Constraint Violating Yak Guru

USA
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Posted - 01/29/2008 :  13:59:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I thought I recognized this topic title :)


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Pace
Constraint Violating Yak Guru

United Kingdom
264 Posts

Posted - 01/31/2008 :  07:32:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In one of Itzik's books it goes on about this...

If two individuals were to say the folloing;
"an SQL Server" and "a SQL Server" the one who used "an" probably uses the correct terminology...

"Impossible is Nothing"
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tkizer
Almighty SQL Goddess

USA
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Posted - 01/31/2008 :  14:27:12  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Pace

In one of Itzik's books it goes on about this...

If two individuals were to say the folloing;
"an SQL Server" and "a SQL Server" the one who used "an" probably uses the correct terminology...

"Impossible is Nothing"



Except that MS said it is pronounced sequel (this was back in the day of course). This is most likely the English way of pronouncing it only though. I've never heard any MS speakers, reps, TAMs, ... say S-Q-L Server.

Tara Kizer
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http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/tarad/
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spirit1
Cybernetic Yak Master

Slovenia
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Posted - 01/31/2008 :  16:25:20  Show Profile  Visit spirit1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/mladenp/archive/2007/04/28/60191.aspx

the SQL Server is pronounces sequel server since that is its name.

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rrb
SQLTeam Poet Laureate

Australia
1479 Posts

Posted - 01/31/2008 :  17:24:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah but we're in the postmodern era, so it's irrelevant what THEY wanted us to call it...

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I'm not schooled in the science of human factors, but I suspect that surprise is not an element of a robust user interface.
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elwoos
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

United Kingdom
2050 Posts

Posted - 02/04/2008 :  08:28:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Being that sort of person (I think the word is - sad) I looked up Functional Programming with Bananas, Lenses, Envelopes, and Barbed Wire (http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fciteseer.ist.psu.edu%2Fmeijer91functional.html&ei=VRGnR4n5F5L60QSKwamDBQ&usg=AFQjCNGvUJ0hhE7FV-jSET2-v-BUTSEp1A&sig2=4oiWSD6rynHvBYojGptPvA
What I wanted to know is - why didn't they have lazy programming (functional or otherwise) when I was at Uni. Surely it would be very popular

Steve

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rrb
SQLTeam Poet Laureate

Australia
1479 Posts

Posted - 02/04/2008 :  18:59:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Who was it who said that only lazy people make good programmers?...


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I'm not schooled in the science of human factors, but I suspect that surprise is not an element of a robust user interface.
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Arnold Fribble
Yak-finder General

United Kingdom
1961 Posts

Posted - 02/05/2008 :  08:08:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Steve, that post was almost 6 years old! I'm pretty sure it was before Erik Meijer started working for Microsoft, too.

More recently, "A Very Modal Model of a Modern, Major, General Type System" is an excellent title for a paper. Though I haven't a clue what it's about.
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