Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Alvaro Herrera wrote:
>> I'm not really convinced that Bruce's proposed names seem any better to
>> me.  What's wrong with "dead" and "live"?

> In my mind, visible really means "visible to anyone", and expired means
> visible to no one.

Um ... surely, visibility is in the eye of the beholder (no smiley).

I don't have an immediate suggestion for better terminology, but IMHO
the whole point of visible/invisible terminology is that it depends on
who's looking.  Dead and live seem to convey a more appropriate air
of finality.

"Expired" is OK as a synonym for "dead", but there is no thesaurus
anywhere in the world that will suggest it as an antonym for "visible".

                        regards, tom lane

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