sequence - 709 questions
A sequence is an ordered list of objects (or events). Like a set, it contains members (also called elements or terms), and the number of terms (possibly infinite) is called the length of the sequence. Unlike a set, order matters, and exactly the same elements can appear multiple times at different positions in the sequence.
Created by someone mainly active in f#. A significant minority of the tags seem to be database related but Java and F# also have a good showing.
sequences - 183 questions
A sequence is any type for which there is a bijective relation between the integers
0..nand the elements of the sequence, and the elements may be accessed in the order
nis the number of elements in the sequence.
Created by someone mainly active in python, tagged with a true mish-mash of Oracle, C#, F#, Python, jQuery etc etc
So *, what is the "correct" definition of a sequence?
Could we split these two out somehow? A few options:
- Create database-sequence, merge everything that is DB related into that and then merge the remainder of sequences and sequence together.
Acknowledge the fact that the mathematical construct, the database object, the type, the collection and the Java class have effectively indistinguishable names and that people will always put questions into the wrong tags.
Merge these two together and modify the wiki and excerpt to be more encompassing and less exact.
* I can't find the question that asks why so many people start their posts with so; mainly because so many posts have SO in them. sigh