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From: Jan Langer (jan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-03-28 14:57:13

Paul A. Bristow wrote:
> This really neat, and useful, but I really don't like either name.
> Two suggestions:
> comparisons - because the whole point is more than one compare.
> or
> compair - because one is comparing pairs. (Do I hear you groan? Not punny?)
> But perhaps the dreadfulness will make is more memorable?

at least this one is short. i think only short names should be
considered because nobody will use it if he has to write more than for
the equivalent if-else cascade.

>>> 2) I'm not sure that the choice of the name is ideal. OTOH, I can't think
>>>>of a better one...
> This implies something to do with lexicons, which is too restrictive, and even
> misleading.

actually i like it. because it has a similar behaviour as the according
std algorithm as gennaro has pointed out. although it is quite long a name.

btw: what is the typical process to find the name for a component.
because it seems to me that there is some interest in this thing.

jan langer ... jan_at_[hidden]
"pi ist genau drei"

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