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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: JDO 2.1 spec draft: @Indexes vs @Indices
Date Sun, 05 Aug 2007 16:33:43 GMT
Hi Chris,

Where would the confusion be in having both?

Craig

On Aug 5, 2007, at 4:32 AM, cbeams wrote:

> 19.20 specifies @Indexes
> 19.21 specifies @Indices
>
> They appear to be identical in intent, serving as containers when  
> more than @Index annotation is required.  JPOX treats them as the  
> same annotation, differing only in name.
>
> It seems redundant and potentially confusing to include both of  
> these; I suggest we choose one.
>
> While the dictionary (New Oxford American) treats both 'indexes'  
> and 'indices' as valid plural forms of 'index', it notes that  
> 'indices' is favored "especially in technical contexts".  Perhaps  
> we can let that be the deciding vote?
>
> - Chris Beams

Craig Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System http://java.sun.com/products/jdo
408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@sun.com
P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!


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