Am 29.11.2007 um 02:34 schrieb Peter Amstutz: > I was thinking of renaming "MetaObject" to "Component". Same concept, > just a name that reflects a more standard usage. Really? The term "Component" is a horribly diffuse one that can basically mean almost anything. The most clear use I known of is as a software deployment unit (according to Szyperski), and a VOS MetaObject is hardly that, is it?
> Also "metaobject" is > an existing term of art in the programming language community > having to > do with defining and manipulating the semantics of how programming > language objects are invoked, and while this is something that will > exist in VOS, the current "MetaObject" class isn't it. > Ok, I heared that term before, but am not quite sure what it means an certainly don't use it in day-to-day programming (maybe I'm just old- fashioned). I understand your desire to avoid a clash of terms, but I don't think "Component" is a good replacement; in fact it may make things worse! If you absolutely have to rename it, I'd rather see one of the other fuzzy terms like Facet, Aspect, ... Regards, Karsten Otto (kao) _______________________________________________ vos-d mailing list email@example.com http://www.interreality.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vos-d