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Re: ISSUE-67: Naming of "device"

From: Anssi Kostiainen <anssi.kostiainen@nokia.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 16:13:42 +0200
Cc: "public-device-apis@w3.org WG" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-Id: <481EEADD-6AF5-40C8-961F-D084428644E9@nokia.com>
To: Robin Berjon <robin@robineko.com>
api, ext, device, service

With tequila? Yes sir!

-Anssi

On 14.1.2010, at 16.02, ext John Kemp wrote:

> api, ext, device, service
>
> Are you inviting us for tequila too (in which case, I accept)  
> Robin? ;)
>
> - johnk
>
> On Jan 14, 2010, at 8:41 AM, Robin Berjon wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I am loth to open a naming debate, so as agreed on the call  
>> yesterday let's make it swift. I initially planned on doing this on  
>> a Friday, but I won't be around tomorrow so today's the new Friday.
>>
>> We've resolved to use the navigator.device.<module>.<method> form  
>> yesterday (for APIs where it makes sense, naturally). It's been  
>> suggested that "device" isn't such a great name, and alternatives  
>> have been proposed.
>>
>> The following alternative (including keeping things as they are)  
>> have been proposed:
>>
>> device
>> service
>> api
>> ext
>>
>> Since this is essentially a bike-shed decision, I've decided to use  
>> a variant of the Survivor decision process. The normal Survivor  
>> process is synchronous and therefore won't work well here. The  
>> variant is this: please vote with the list of options above ordered  
>> from the one you *hate most* (and therefore want to see voted off  
>> the island) to the one you hate least. The winner will be selected  
>> using a commonsensical ordering and tequila. Voting closes when I  
>> get to work Monday morning; since this is a vote (albeit informal)  
>> we don't need to know what the reasoning behind your preference is  
>> (though you may include it, if it's entertaining enough).
>>
>> My vote: api, ext, device, service.
>>
>> --
>> Robin Berjon
>> robineko  hired gun, higher standards
>> http://robineko.com/
>>
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