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- To: zzdev@xxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: Ranks
- From: Mark-Jason Dominus <mjd@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 13:26:37 -0500
- In-reply-to: Your message of "Wed, 28 Oct 1998 19:41:49 EST." <19981029004149.17351.qmail@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Reply-to: zzdev@xxxxxxxxxx
> > "Rank" is the generalized term for "row" and "column",
Now, suppose the rank has an extra cell on the end that contains a name for
the data in the rank, like this:
MALE SIMPSONS -- Homer -- Bart -- Abe -- Flanders -- Skinner -- Nelson
Now it's a collection of data that has a label. This is precisely
what a conventional computer file is, so let's call it a file.
Now we have ranks and files. Ha ha ha!