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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Test updates in trunk: need for (mini) review?
From: Julian Gonggrijp (j.gonggrijp_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-08 22:05:42

On 5. Nov 2012 Dave Abrahams wrote:

> on Sun Nov 04 2012, Alexander Lamaison wrote:
>> Gennadiy Rozenal writes:
>>> Jeffrey Lee Hellrung, Jr. writes:
>>>>>> f) grid - dataset constructed by "multiplying" 2 datasets of
>>>>> the different sizes and types
>>>>> For people with a database background, "cross product" is the obvious name
>>>>> for this. Calling it anything else is silly.
>>>> Uh, this is Cartesian product [4], not a cross product [5], as far as I'm
>>>> concerned. Cartesian product > grid > cross product.
>>> Cartesian product is probably the right name, but it sounds too formal to me
>>> personally. I'd like this to be clear in "layman" terms.
>> Even the laymen here will have sat through (and passed) an intermediate
>> school maths course so will know what a cartesian product is. Grid, on
>> the other hand, could mean all sorts of things so ends up meaning
>> nothing.
> When understanding matters, a term for which web searching will produce
> a precise and unambiguous definition beats a casual but fuzzy "layman"
> term every single time.

How about "table"? Seems very intuitive to me...


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