## Re: [xsl] De-Duplification revisited (Was: Re: [xsl] What is a better word for "de-duplication"?)

 Subject: Re: [xsl] De-Duplification revisited (Was: Re: [xsl] What is a better word for "de-duplication"?) From: "Mukul Gandhi" Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006 16:59:15 +0530
```I argue, why not use the word de-duplication itself. Sometimes pseudo
words are necessary to describe a concept.```

```In my opinion word "nub" is not ok for this. It is very less heard
off, and looks very non-english. Perhaps it is an english word, but my
vocabulary is limited :)```

On 10/13/06, Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
```Reflecting on the recent discussion on finding a better word for
"de-duplication" and in particular for "de-duplicated", here is what

nub

Here's the definition from the List.hs library module:

```nub                     :: (Eq a) => [a] -> [a]
nub                      = nubBy (==)```

```nubBy                   :: (a -> a -> Bool) -> [a] -> [a]
nubBy eq []              = []
nubBy eq (x:xs)          = x : nubBy eq (filter (\y -> not (eq x y)) xs)```

So, in Haskellese, de-duplicated will be just "nubbed".

From dictionary.com (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/nub) :

4 results for: nub

-noun 1. the point, gist, or heart of something.

```To summarize, the best word for de-duplicate that I've found up to now
is the word "nub".```

```I hope that if in case we cannot come with a better word, we will at
least use the word "nub"```

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Cheers,
Dimitre Novatchev
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Regards,
Mukul Gandhi```