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RE: [Bug 19561] New: WaveTable is poorly named

From: Tom White \(MMA\) <lists@midi.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 16:37:26 -0700
To: <bugzilla@jessica.w3.org>, <public-audio@w3.org>
Message-ID: <4B5CB22C3E344C5B81C10FD77469704C@TWTHINK>
I have no opinion on the choice of the name, but would caution against 
picking the name on the basis of opinions represented in this wikipedia 
article...
 
Having been involved in the musical instrument industry for more than 
35 years I can attest to first hearing about "wavetable" synthesis in the 
manner used by PPG, but substantially more people heard about it as 
a result of the explosion of "wavetable sound cards" in the early 1990's. 
 
One can choose to decide that the first use defined the term, or one 
can choose to decide the most common use should be the definition... 
I don't think the wikipedia article authors can claim any authority over 
the matter.
 
Tom White
MMA



It's been pointed out off-list that the WaveTable name is poor, since this
name
has other connotations involving synthesis techniques which sweep through
through multiple waves:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wavetable_synthesis

Suggested renaming is:
WaveTable -> PeriodicWave
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