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Re: [e4-dev] Modeled UI element names and SWT clash

M seems fine. It makes sense at least when we talk about "modeling the workbench" and try to tell people the story about e4.

2009/1/31 Ed Merks <ed.merks@xxxxxxxxx>

I'd prefer we not use E.  Of course it's a great letter, with Ed and Eric being just excellent examples of that, but the Ecore model has trademarked it, so I'll have to sue you if you use it. :-P

Perhaps we can think of a catchy acronym, a very short word, or get Steve to prefix all his names with SWT. :-P  M seems the best suggestion so far because I imagine E4 would one day seem dated when E5 comes along, as it surely will if E4 is successful!

Maybe no one else cares, which surprises me because the more trivial an issue, the more opinions there seem to be!


Eric Moffatt wrote:

While working away on the compatibility I've (finally) reached the point where Paul and I are starting to get the Menu/Toolbar story together but we've hit a snag. The current model's elements such as Menu, MenuItem...clash with the existing SWT classes, making it very difficult to wotk on the code.

We'd like to change the model so that we don't have these clashes and would happily take suggestions on what to do and/or if anyone thinks that changing these is an issue.

After talking with Boris and Paul the best we've got so far is to add a 'prefix' letter to all the model elements; 'M' for model, 'E' to match EMF's types, 'E4'. <insert your facorite char here>

Which one is best?
Does anyone have another strategy?
Is this a good idea?


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