Re: "a SQL sever" vs "an SQL server"

Subject: Re: "a SQL sever" vs "an SQL server"
From: Jefro <jefro -at- jefro -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 09:40:41 -0700

Articles are always an issue with acronyms. The ones that are often sounded out are most heinous.

Personally I would either use "an" or work around it. "... a single SQL server instance..."

There is no guarantee that anyone will sound out the acronym and pronounce it "sequel". I have been writing databases on and off since 1988 (ouch) and never liked that pronunciation. There are too many other "sequels" (including database products from the late 80s when I was young and impressionable). Personally I think pronouncing acronyms is usually a bad idea. Professionally I think it is *definitely* a bad idea, especially in an era of wide internationalization.


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"a SQL sever" vs "an SQL server": From: arroxaneullman
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