New Account Types directions - should SkinkGlue be core?
kent at caspia.com
Fri Apr 29 18:04:37 UTC 2011
On 4/29/2011 10:49 AM, Joshua Cranmer wrote:
> As a side point, I wish to express my disapproval of the "SkinkGlue"
> name, but I'm sure you already knew that.
The official AMO name is "New Account Types" but I think you will find
that everyone knows what we are talking about when we say "SkinkGlue"
and nobody will really know what "New Account Types" is. Generic names
always have that problem, which is why I object to "mailnews" as the
Thunderbird-equivalent of "Mozilla" or "Gecko" (both of which are great
Perhaps you can interpret SkinkGlue here as "This is really ugly (skunky
and skanky) but we really don't have a better idea".
I keep hoping that my use of this ugly term will motivate someone to
come up with a way of referring to the core code by a usable name rather
than "Mailnews core". If you hate my term, come up with your own. But
naming is an important part of communication clarity, so I need a term
that I can use to refer to the code that is the core Thunderbird code,
but not part of my extension, and not part of Mozilla/Gecko either.
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