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    #1

    he system automatically takes a checkpoint

    Which meaning of 'take' is used here?

    "The obvious question thus arises: How does the system know at restart time which transactions to undo and which to redo? The answer is as follows. At certain prescribed intervals--typically whenever some prescribed number of records have been written to the log-the system automatically takes a checkpoint."An Introduction to Database Systems, 8th edition, C J Date

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    Re: he system automatically takes a checkpoint

    Since I'm not an IT expert, don't take my word for it, but I take it to mean record (verb).

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    Re: he system automatically takes a checkpoint

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Since I'm not an IT expert, don't take my word for it, but I take it to mean record (verb).
    Many thanks teacher.
    Sorry the two 'takes' in your sentence are like 'get', right, please?
    I think these 'take's are the same with the 'take' in my sentence, right?
    Last edited by Tara2; 24-Jan-2020 at 22:48.

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    Re: he system automatically takes a checkpoint

    Quote Originally Posted by Tara2 View Post
    I think these 'take's are the same with the 'take' in my sentence, right?
    No, Tara! All three are different. I was trying to show you how one word can have many meanings.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tara2 View Post
    Sorry the two 'takes' in your sentence are like 'get', right, please?
    No. The first one means accept and the second consider.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tara2 View Post
    Many thanks teacher.
    You're welcome, and by the way, "take" has many more meanings.

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    Re: he system automatically takes a checkpoint

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Since I'm not an IT expert, don't take* my word for it, but I take** it to mean record (verb).
    *accept
    ** understand

    The word take is one of those words with many possible uses.

    It might take some getting used to.


    (Cross posted.)
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