[Taxacom] source of quote about keys: PS
deepreef at bishopmuseum.org
Tue Sep 1 00:28:30 CDT 2009
> * or to phrase it a little differently, case 1 is what used
> to be called a "natural key,"
YIKES! Two concurrent threads, and we've already hit on a homonym!
I can't tell you how much further the biodiversity informatics community
would be if only we weren't "separated by a common language" (another old
quote that would probably be hard to track to its origin -- just to tie it
back into this thread). Ask a computer programmer and a taxonomist the
definitions of these words, and you'll get some amazingly disparate answers:
(*Actually, ask any two *taxonomists* to define "name", and you'll likely
get amazingly disparate answers...)
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