Comment On The Table Selector

"In my native language of German," writes Christian, "the word quellcode is a pretty direct translation of 'source code'." [expand full text]
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Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 12:39 • by Dan Tastik (unregistered)
It's still much much clearer and straight forward than Hibernate, especially if they make you use Spring with it too

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 12:39 • by QJo
383635 in reply to 383614
bored_again:
There once was a man who wore glasses.
Who wrapped all his tables in classes.
With an interface to explain.
From implementing I will refrain.
I'll be laughing till they burn me to ashes.


There once was a fool who wrote limericks
But as for scansion was particularly dimericks
There were more syllables than were needed
And without humour were these limericks seeded
And he couldn't ever get the final line to rhymericks.

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 12:45 • by Rhyme Time (unregistered)
Did you know that nothing rhymes with the adjective "gullible"?

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 12:46 • by atk (unregistered)
383637 in reply to 383599
Maltz:
fab:
is WTF considered an adjective?


Perhaps "acronym" does NOT cross language barriers. :)


Acronym denotes something pronouncable, like RADIUS. You mean abbreviation, of which acronym is a subset.

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 12:48 • by The Bruce Dickinson (unregistered)
Guess what? I got a fever, and the only prescription is more XML!

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 12:49 • by grammar nazi (unregistered)
383639 in reply to 383599
I hate to be pedantic, but WTF is an initialisation and not an acronym. AIDS is an acronym because you say it like a word. But since you pronounce each letter of WTF, it's not an acronym.

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 13:19 • by @Deprecated
383641 in reply to 383639
grammar nazi:
I hate to be pedantic, but WTF is an initialisation and not an acronym. AIDS is an acronym because you say it like a word. But since you pronounce each letter of WTF, it's not an acronym.


So what's your take on 'SQL'?

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 13:25 • by trtrwtf (unregistered)
383642 in reply to 383641
@Deprecated:
grammar nazi:
I hate to be pedantic, but WTF is an initialisation and not an acronym. AIDS is an acronym because you say it like a word. But since you pronounce each letter of WTF, it's not an acronym.


So what's your take on 'SQL'?


Pronounced "squeal".

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 13:44 • by TurdCrawler (unregistered)
383644 in reply to 383588
TheSHEEEP:
... and it is an interface, which means that someone wanted other people to inherit this.. kot.


FTFY

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 13:53 • by Nagesh
383645 in reply to 383642
trtrwtf:
@Deprecated:
grammar nazi:
I hate to be pedantic, but WTF is an initialisation and not an acronym. AIDS is an acronym because you say it like a word. But since you pronounce each letter of WTF, it's not an acronym.


So what's your take on 'SQL'?


Pronounced "squeal".


that is sound pigs make.

you should call it "Cee Quell" said with soft s and hard k sound.

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 14:03 • by Homer (unregistered)
383646 in reply to 383595
Chelloveck:
Martin:
For those few readers who are not fluent in colloquial german: quäl-kot translates to "torment feces"


I'm still wondering what "famous three-letter explicit adjective" crosses language barriers...
D'oh?

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 14:20 • by Meep (unregistered)
383647 in reply to 383592
Martin:
For those few readers who are not fluent in colloquial german: quäl-kot translates to "torment feces"


Trust the Germans to have a phrase for that.

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 14:20 • by Meep (unregistered)
383648 in reply to 383639
grammar nazi:
I hate to be pedantic, but WTF is an initialisation and not an acronym. AIDS is an acronym because you say it like a word. But since you pronounce each letter of WTF, it's not an acronym.


It's "initialism."

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 14:28 • by qbolec (unregistered)
383649 in reply to 383636
Rhyme Time:
Did you know that nothing rhymes with the adjective "gullible"?

Yes, but that's negligible

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 14:31 • by JJ (unregistered)
383650 in reply to 383641
@Deprecated:
grammar nazi:
I hate to be pedantic, but WTF is an initialisation and not an acronym. AIDS is an acronym because you say it like a word. But since you pronounce each letter of WTF, it's not an acronym.


So what's your take on 'SQL'?

Personally:

S

Q

L

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 14:32 • by qbolec (unregistered)
I thought about:
LOL as in lol cat, or lol code (101 code?)
WOW as in wow wow wow
BAD as in bad code (bed code?)
CPP as in c++ code

Anyway, I must admit that WTF crossed at least Polish border, but we usually pronounce it voo-te-eff (with e as in tent).

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 15:22 • by Unicorn #8157 (unregistered)
383657 in reply to 383641
@Deprecated:
grammar nazi:
I hate to be pedantic, but WTF is an initialisation and not an acronym. AIDS is an acronym because you say it like a word. But since you pronounce each letter of WTF, it's not an acronym.


So what's your take on 'SQL'?
Officially, it's supposed to be pronounced like an initialism. However, pronouncing it as "sequel" is common and the initial name was SEQUEL back in the 70s and changed due to a trademark problem. Some oddballs do, as noted previously, say "squeal" like a pig. "Cee quell" makes no sense to my ears, however and have never heard any one else pronounce it like that. (And if you think "cee quell" is equivalent to "sequel" then your William Shatner impression must be a hoot.)

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 15:48 • by Zylon
It's pronounced "squill", doi.

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 15:59 • by Matt Westwood
383659 in reply to 383651
qbolec:
I thought about:
LOL as in lol cat, or lol code (101 code?)
WOW as in wow wow wow
BAD as in bad code (bed code?)
CPP as in c++ code

Anyway, I must admit that WTF crossed at least Polish border, but we usually pronounce it voo-te-eff (with e as in tent).


But "bad" means "bath" in German. Doesn't quite work the same way.

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 15:59 • by Matt Westwood
383660 in reply to 383657
Unicorn #8157:
@Deprecated:
grammar nazi:
I hate to be pedantic, but WTF is an initialisation and not an acronym. AIDS is an acronym because you say it like a word. But since you pronounce each letter of WTF, it's not an acronym.


So what's your take on 'SQL'?
Officially, it's supposed to be pronounced like an initialism. However, pronouncing it as "sequel" is common and the initial name was SEQUEL back in the 70s and changed due to a trademark problem. Some oddballs do, as noted previously, say "squeal" like a pig. "Cee quell" makes no sense to my ears, however and have never heard any one else pronounce it like that. (And if you think "cee quell" is equivalent to "sequel" then your William Shatner impression must be a hoot.)


yeah well who the fuck is William Shatner and who gives a shit anyway?

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 16:24 • by KattMan
383661 in reply to 383660
Matt Westwood:

yeah well who the fuck is William Shatner and who gives a shit anyway?


He is.. just like.. Matt Westwood... only he... cusses.. less!

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 16:29 • by Jerry (unregistered)
383664 in reply to 383649
qbolec:
Rhyme Time:
Did you know that nothing rhymes with the adjective "gullible"?
Yes, but that's negligible
Your opinion is nullable.

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 16:44 • by da Doctah
383666 in reply to 383624
Leo:
Coder:
WTF is technically not an acronym, since it doesn't form an existing word. (An example of an actual acronym would be COOL for Cool Object-Oriented Language.) As such, WTF is an initialism.


Doesn't have to be an existing word, just something that is pronounced as a word, and not as individual letters.


Right. Examples of acronyms that form pronounceable words that did not previously exist include SCUBA, LASER and RADAR.

The status of UFO depends upon what country you're in; in the US it's an initialism but in the UK it's an acronym. Same with CICS and in some circles, URL.

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 16:55 • by Born Oklahoma Proud (unregistered)
383667 in reply to 383631
Nagesh:
We all see such examples of code in source code repositories of projects we work with. It is nice to know that national originality of person does not matter when it come to mess up code.


F--- off, idiot. When I want your (wrong) opinion, I'll ask for it.

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 17:27 • by oheso
383669 in reply to 383639
grammar nazi:
I hate to be pedantic...


Patently false.

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 17:31 • by Shutterbug (unregistered)
383670 in reply to 383627
Please feature Roby's comment. It just made me "WTF" all over my keyboard

There you go, it's a verb

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 17:34 • by Shutterbug (unregistered)
383671 in reply to 383627
Roby McAndrew:
I <3 scala:
Acronyms have to form a pronounceable word.


"WTF" is onomatopoeic. It is the sound of coffee being sprayed over keyboard.


** MUST LEARN HOW TO QUOTE **

Please feature Roby's comment. It just made me "WTF" all over my keyboard

There you go, it's a verb

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 17:49 • by Ralph (unregistered)
383672 in reply to 383666
da Doctah:
The status of UFO depends upon what country you're in; in the US it's an initialism but in the UK it's an acronym. Same with CICS and in some circles, URL.
People who say "ooorrlll" instead of U R L make me want to HURL.

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 17:56 • by Matt Westwood
383673 in reply to 383661
KattMan:
Matt Westwood:

yeah well who the fuck is William Shatner and who gives a shit anyway?


He is.. just like.. Matt Westwood... only he... cusses.. less!

Cusses less? He must be a bit of a cunt, then.

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 17:58 • by Friedrice the Great (unregistered)
383674 in reply to 383636
Rhyme Time:
Did you know that nothing rhymes with the adjective "gullible"?


"Thurible" comes close.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thurible

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 17:59 • by Matt Westwood
383675 in reply to 383672
Ralph:
da Doctah:
The status of UFO depends upon what country you're in; in the US it's an initialism but in the UK it's an acronym. Same with CICS and in some circles, URL.
People who say "ooorrlll" instead of U R L make me want to HURL.


And certain political movements in the UK want to pronounce UK as an acronym. "What's it like there?" "UK! Don't ask!"

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 18:16 • by Eric Sarjeant (unregistered)
383676 in reply to 383588
Actually - it's a tad bit messier than that - it's an interface which means someone wants you to _implement_ this mess. So you need to know is expected for table4a as well as table4b.

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-21 18:52 • by AndrewH (unregistered)
383678 in reply to 383589
Anketam:
Needs a selectTable2a and selectTable2b, that way I could make a horribly abused joke about is it Table2b or not 2b?


I notice the lack didn't stop you

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-22 02:40 • by Coyne
This is far too complex. It should be just one method:


public interface ITableSelector
{
string selectTable(string s);
}


That way, the code could be improved by designating a table with a string, such as:


string s = ITableSelector->selectTable("4b");


See, the way it was in the article, it's too hard to conceal which tables are being selected where.

(Shudder.)

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-22 02:43 • by Über pedant (unregistered)
383682 in reply to 383609
pedagogical pedant:
It's not an abbreviation, [...] it is without doubt an initialism:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acronym_and_initialism#Nomenclature

I love a nice bit of pedantry, and of course the best kind is nitpicking the pedantry of other pedants.

From the start of the article you linked to:
"Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations..."

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-22 02:56 • by Flann O'Brien (unregistered)
383683 in reply to 383635
QJo:
bored_again:
There once was a man who wore glasses.
Who wrapped all his tables in classes.
With an interface to explain.
From implementing I will refrain.
I'll be laughing till they burn me to ashes.


There once was a fool who wrote limericks
But as for scansion was particularly dimericks
There were more syllables than were needed
And without humour were these limericks seeded
And he couldn't ever get the final line to rhymericks.


Said a Sassenach back in Dun Laoghaire
"I pay homage to nationalist thaoghaire,
But wherever I drobh
I found signposts that strobh
To make touring in Ireland so draoghaire."

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-22 06:13 • by nerd4sale
383684 in reply to 383620
Coder:
WTF is technically not an acronym, since it doesn't form an existing word. (An example of an actual acronym would be COOL for Cool Object-Oriented Language.) As such, WTF is an initialism.

Almost, COOL was "Common Object Oriented Language".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_Engineering_Facility

And why is the DailyWTF calling this spam? I'm sure as hell not going to recommend that anybody use cool:gen.

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-22 08:29 • by QJo
383686 in reply to 383683
Flann O'Brien:
QJo:
bored_again:
There once was a man who wore glasses.
Who wrapped all his tables in classes.
With an interface to explain.
From implementing I will refrain.
I'll be laughing till they burn me to ashes.


There once was a fool who wrote limericks
But as for scansion was particularly dimericks
There were more syllables than were needed
And without humour were these limericks seeded
And he couldn't ever get the final line to rhymericks.


Said a Sassenach back in Dun Laoghaire
"I pay homage to nationalist thaoghaire,
But wherever I drobh
I found signposts that strobh
To make touring in Ireland so draoghaire."

+1

Hadn't heard that one before.

There once was a Yank in the UK
He'd been there since back in Y2K
While the girls made him smile
The food was quite vile
And the beer was utterly pUK

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-22 08:57 • by Andrew (unregistered)
383687 in reply to 383667
Born Oklahoma Proud:
Nagesh:
We all see such examples of code in source code repositories of projects we work with. It is nice to know that national originality of person does not matter when it come to mess up code.


F--- off, idiot. When I want your (wrong) opinion, I'll ask for it.
You must be new here. I've got to side with real Nagesh on this one. TDWTF has taught us "Good ol' down home" American coders can do worse. Also Chinese.

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-22 10:03 • by Sayer (unregistered)
383690 in reply to 383673
Matt Westwood:
KattMan:
Matt Westwood:

yeah well who the fuck is William Shatner and who gives a shit anyway?


He is.. just like.. Matt Westwood... only he... cusses.. less!

Cusses less? He must be a bit of a cunt, then.


No, you seem confused. Shatner is the one of you who's not a cunt.

vereor: should my browser be auto-filling the CAPTCHA?

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-22 14:34 • by Robbert (unregistered)
I'm Austrian and back at school our teacher often mentioned code pieces which translates to Code Stückerl, but Code is pronounced like Kot which means shit. The whole class always giggled when the teacher mentioned working with shit chunklets.

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-23 14:42 • by Ach (unregistered)
Swiss-German is such an ugly language :p

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-23 17:44 • by TS (unregistered)
I really wonder what's returned when you select one of these gorgeous tables in the interface. Maybe the name of the only column in that table? Or "ok" and "not ok"?

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-23 20:10 • by College Student (unregistered)
My eye started twitching when I read that.

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-24 12:59 • by Seattle Slattern (unregistered)
383745 in reply to 383667
Born Oklahoma Proud:
Nagesh:
We all see such examples of code in source code repositories of projects we work with. It is nice to know that national originality of person does not matter when it come to mess up code.


F--- off, idiot. When I want your (wrong) opinion, I'll ask for it.


<b>You can't still say fuck?</b>

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-24 13:01 • by Seattle Slattern (unregistered)
383746 in reply to 383687
Andrew:
Born Oklahoma Proud:
Nagesh:
We all see such examples of code in source code repositories of projects we work with. It is nice to know that national originality of person does not matter when it come to mess up code.


F--- off, idiot. When I want your (wrong) opinion, I'll ask for it.
You must be new here. I've got to side with real Nagesh on this one. TDWTF has taught us "Good ol' down home" American coders can do worse. Also Chinese.


Everyone messes up code. That's plain fact. As plain as everyone on this planet screws, except for the Pope, of course.

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-25 06:40 • by Woodchild (unregistered)
383753 in reply to 383589
I'm one of Christian's co-workers, and yes, we really have methods like selectTable2a() etc. It is only one of a whole bunch of interfaces like this.

Re: The Table Selector

2012-06-25 16:05 • by Fake Fake Nagesh (unregistered)
383771 in reply to 383660
Matt Westwood:
Unicorn #8157:
@Deprecated:
grammar nazi:
I hate to be pedantic, but WTF is an initialisation and not an acronym. AIDS is an acronym because you say it like a word. But since you pronounce each letter of WTF, it's not an acronym.


So what's your take on 'SQL'?
Officially, it's supposed to be pronounced like an initialism. However, pronouncing it as "sequel" is common and the initial name was SEQUEL back in the 70s and changed due to a trademark problem. Some oddballs do, as noted previously, say "squeal" like a pig. "Cee quell" makes no sense to my ears, however and have never heard any one else pronounce it like that. (And if you think "cee quell" is equivalent to "sequel" then your William Shatner impression must be a hoot.)


yeah well who the fuck is William Shatner and who gives a shit anyway?


He discoverd...strange new worlds...while Chris...topher Columbus dis...covered a world that was already discovered! [/epicrapbattlereference]

CAPTCHA: caecus - A circus for cakes

Re: The Table Selector

2012-07-03 06:29 • by SG (unregistered)
384256 in reply to 383582
Severity One:
It would have indeed been more elegant if you could invoke a single method with the name of the table stored in an enum.


I'm glad you've never seen your suggestion put to use in an enterprisy application.


void SelectTable(TableEnum targetTable)
{
switch(targetTable)
{
case TableEnum.ONE:
// snip 20 lines
case TableEnum.TWO:
// .....
//.......
case TableEnum.NinetySix:....
}
}

Re: The Table Selector

2014-04-13 11:39 • by TheCPUWizard
431054 in reply to 383606
Russ:
An abbreviation is the shortening of a single word, such as shortening "associate" to "ass."


I know this is an old thread...but....

Many years ago [1993] I was working on one of the first CD-ROM based subscriptions. It was produced by a major technical print publication house, so of course, it had a "publisher". He had an assistant, a quite attractive young lady...

At one trade show, here badge was printed as "Publisher's Ass".....Not surprisingly she got rather upset.
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