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From Sandeep Tata <>
Subject Re: proposal: rename <table> to <namespace>
Date Sat, 20 Jun 2009 23:32:40 GMT
I'd like for us to continue with "Table" as well.
I agree with Alexander's argument for what "namespaces" mean for most
CS domains.

Moving up a notch to a "database" is also confusing (Do we also have
tables? Are there tablespaces? Different storage engines for each

We'll have to think of new names for columns and supercolumns too ---
I'd rather we stayed with "Table"

On Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 11:16 AM, Chris Goffinet<> wrote:
> I think we should keep it as 'table'. It's understood everywhere. I've
> always even heard BigTable call it a Table? I think namespace might just be
> more confusing.
> On Jun 20, 2009, at 6:54 AM, Jonathan Ellis wrote:
>> Since we're proposing things that break stuff this weekend... :)
>> I think we should rename table to namespace in the config file.
>> Calling it "table" confuses people coming from an rdbms background
>> (i.e. just about everyone).
>> -Jonathan

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