Re: superlative missuse

Список
Период
Сортировка
От Tom Lane
Тема Re: superlative missuse
Дата
Msg-id 2139.1242234532@sss.pgh.pa.us
обсуждение исходный текст
Ответ на Re: superlative missuse  (Chris Browne)
Ответы Re: superlative missuse  (Angel Alvarez)
Список pgsql-performance
Дерево обсуждения
superlative missuse  (Angel Alvarez, )
 Re: superlative missuse  (David Wilson, )
  Re: superlative missuse  (Craig James, )
 Re: superlative missuse  (Chris Browne, )
  Re: superlative missuse  (Tom Lane, )
   Re: superlative missuse  (Angel Alvarez, )
 Re: superlative missuse  (David Wilson, )
Chris Browne <> writes:
>  (Angel Alvarez) writes:
>> there is  not so 'more optimal' thing but a simple 'better' thing.

> If I wanted to be pedantic about it, I'd say that the word "nearly" is
> missing.

> That is, it would be "strictly correct" if one instead said "more
> nearly optimal."

This sort of construction is longstanding practice in English anyway.
The most famous example I can think of offhand is in the US
Constitution: "... in order to form a more perfect union ..."

            regards, tom lane

В списке pgsql-performance по дате отправления:

Предыдущее
От: Dimitri Fontaine
Дата:
Сообщение: Re: Any better plan for this query?..
Следующее
От: Arjen van der Meijden
Дата:
Сообщение: Re: AMD Shanghai versus Intel Nehalem