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Re^2: Want for a name? (Final thoughts; strong feelings; votes?)

by choroba (Archbishop)
on Dec 12, 2013 at 08:47 UTC ( #1066778=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Want for a name? (Final thoughts; strong feelings; votes?)
in thread Want for a name?

adjoin seems too similar to join which is unrelated. I would probably confuse overlaps with overload and override, but I already confuse the latter two, so it's probably mainly my problem. A vote for overlaps (BTW, wouldn't "overlaps" be enough?).
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Re^3: Want for a name? (Final thoughts; strong feelings; votes?)
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Dec 12, 2013 at 09:21 UTC
    adjoin seems too similar to join ...

    That's kind of why I liked it.

    ... which is unrelated.

    join intersperses adjacent elements of a list with something.

    This (in the simple 2 at a time variant) is often used to add adjacent elements of a list together -- ad-join.

    A vote for overlaps (BTW, wouldn't "overlaps" be enough?).

    Um. I thought about that, and still haven't reached a conclusion which is better.

    In the singular, it sort of implies something only happens once.

    But if you read 'overlaps' as a plural as in "there are many overlaps"; rather than the (*)???: "it overlaps", then it makes more sense I think.

    Not sure what grammatical term applies here?

    The nice thing about overlap(s) is it works for the variable width (depth?) of overlap also which adjoin doesn't.

    I think I'm beginning to favour overlap(s) also.

    But now I'm also thinking about overmap and mapover?


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Re^3: Want for a name? (Final thoughts; strong feelings; votes?)
by LanX (Cardinal) on Dec 12, 2013 at 16:37 UTC
    > (BTW, wouldn't "overlaps" be enough?).

    Well, mentioning the plural brings a new perspective...

    For me designing and naming a good API is far more complicated than coding, since it involves human psychology.

    Especially since sometimes good names are already used or even only reserved.

    This brings a new concern, wasting an otherwise better used word.

    overlaps could mean much more things and especially in plural it could indicate tuples bigger than just a pair of values.

    The English grammar has no dualis alongside singular and plural like for instance Arabic, so only constructs like pair or couple indicate 2 tuples, and couples are normally disjoint. Maybe a construct with prefix "bi-" could solve this (think bigamie ;-)

    Other than describing the tuple as a whole one could try describing the relation between two elements.

    So my best guess ATM is "neighbor" but in singular(!). The neighbor can't mean anything else it describes a relation between 2 objects.

    Words like next or link already have different meaning and bichain sounds artificial in my ears.

    Otherwise I would consider successor or one of the synonyms like follower or one of it's synonyms like companion.

    As soon as the definition is clear seeking through a thesaurus is of help.

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