Re: I'm looking for a word...

Subject: Re: I'm looking for a word...
From: "Janet M. Swisher" <swisher -at- enthought -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 10:45:04 -0500


Bill Swallow wrote:
> One of our developers likes to call them "thunks"... That is, it's a
> big thing and to use it you just *thunk*... drop it in place. ;-)

"Thunk" actually has a specific computer-science meaning:
http://foldoc.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/foldoc.cgi?thunk

So, this developer is overloading that term.

> I'm not sure of the technical term you should use (or invent) because
> I'm not terribly familiar with what you're trying to do. "Layer" could
> work, depending on how your methodology is structured. If you're
> getting conceptual in description, "piece" or "portion" might work
> well.

Is "part" too untechnical? Of all the suggestions so far, "subsystem" seems most descriptive to me. "Constituent" is another option.

--
Janet Swisher --- Senior Technical Writer
Enthought, Inc. http://www.enthought.com



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