couchdb-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Curt Arnold <carn...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Project description
Date Mon, 27 Jul 2009 03:24:34 GMT

On Jul 26, 2009, at 9:03 PM, Nicholas Orr wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 8:47 AM, Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org>  
> wrote:
>
>> Apache CouchDB is a document-oriented database with a RESTful JSON  
>> API. It
>> provides incremental replication with bi-directional conflict  
>> resolution,
>> and
>> can be queried and indexed with JavaScript, or any other language.
>>
>> CouchDB is written in Erlang, but can be accessed from any  
>> environment
>> that
>> allows HTTP requests. There are myriad third-party client libraries  
>> that
>> make
>> this even easier from your programming language of choice.
>
>
> I'd suggest removing the word "but" and make it "and":
>
> CouchDB is written in Erlang, and can be accessed from any  
> environment that
>
> It's one of those brain/language things everything before the word  
> "but" is
> invalidated by the presence of "but".
>
> "I would go, but I have something else to do..."
>
> Nick :)

The intention of the sentence is that potential users should not be  
discouraged from using CouchDB due to its implementation language.   
Using "and" loses that sense.  Perhaps:

Though CouchDB is written in Erlang, it can be accessed from any  
environment that allows HTTP requests.


Mime
View raw message