[linux-elitists] WindowManagers

Jim Richardson warlock@eskimo.com
Thu Jan 22 10:55:27 PST 2004


On Thu, Jan 22, 2004 at 10:39:24AM -0600, D. Joe Anderson wrote:
>On Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 04:14:37AM -0800, Jim Richardson wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 10:24:21PM +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
>> ><quote who="Peter Whysall">
>> >>What's the accepted nomenclature for these things? I know "applet" is
>> >>verboten in the docs, but I'm at a loss as to what to call them instead.
>> >>Tools? Accessories? Thingers?
>> >
>> >Yeah, "applet", which is a bogus name, brought up all the way back in Sun's
>> >first usability test. If you think of a k-rad name, let me know. ;-)
>> 
>> cantrips
>> 
>> bit obscure perhaps, but I like it. :)
>
>I stumbled across this when looking at some of the usage
>patterns for the Commonly Used Open Group Trademark Which Shall
>Not Be Named, and remembered this thread.
>
>http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/taoup/html/ch11s06.html#id2957916
>
>   This interface design pattern, though fairly common, has not
>   traditionally been named; the term #cantrip# is my invention.
>   (In origin, it's a Scots-dialect word for a magic spell,
>   which has been picked up by a popular fantasy-role-playing
>   game to tag a spell that can be cast instantly, with minimal
>   or no preparation.)
>


Cool, thanks. 

-- 
Jim Richardson     http://www.eskimo.com/~warlock
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist
the black flag, and begin slitting throats."

H.l. Mencken
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