(2003 to 2005)

OPA: Other People's API

Tue Jun 22 07:09:00 UTC+1000 2004


You know what sux more and more about other people's APIs is that they start to know the words that you use.

In 'my domain' I have a set of words that I like to use for my own patterns.

Like, Render, Clear, Bind, Unbind, Release, etc.

The good thing about these words, is that they don't tend to clash (a semantic clash that is, i.e. 'what they mean') with other things too much.

My favorite is Render. I hope no-one ever gives me an API that I have to use that refines different semantics for that word.


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