Subject RE: [ib-support] Metadata (OT)
Author Ann W. Harrison
>At 14:15 11.02.2003 +1100, heLen wrote:
> >Various attributes can be applied to indexes (or indices if you want to be
> >strict about the Latin!)
At 12:41 PM 2/11/2003 +0100, Svein Erling Tysvaer wrote:

>And I changed from using indices to indexes when someone (actually, I
>thought it was you or Ann) some years ago wrote a fairly convincing mail
>about indices being the proper word when referring to lists in a book,
>whereas indexes was correct when talking about databases.

That was me. Or should that be "It was I"? or "She is I"? or
"I am she"? Anyway, the reference works I consulted said that
"indices" was pedantic when used to describe the bits at the ends
of books and the trees inside databases.


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