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Re: [css-variables][naming] Renaming 'var'

From: Sylvain Galineau <galineau@adobe.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2013 16:32:28 -0700
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CD8F3830.238F%galineau@adobe.com>


On 4/13/13 3:57 PM, "Bjoern Hoehrmann" <derhoermi@gmx.net> wrote:

>* fantasai wrote:
>>So, at Rename the Web Forward [1], Sylvain and I concluded that it
>>just might be better to use 'set-' as the prefix and 'get()' as the
>>function name instead of 'var-' and 'var()'.
>>
>>p {
>>   set-???: green;
>>   background: get(???);
>>}
>>
>>This takes us closer to "custom properties" than "variables",
>>(and has the added bonus of not being an abbreviation!)
>
>Well, `get` and `set` as used here are imperative, while CSS tries to be
>a declarative language, so this seems rather confusing to me.
>--

What, specifically, would an end-user be confused about and how would this
confusion manifest itself?  
Received on Saturday, 13 April 2013 23:32:57 UTC

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