[development] Suggestion for people releasing new modules and themes into CVS

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Tue Sep 19 00:47:27 UTC 2006

On Monday 18 September 2006 19:26, Earl Miles wrote:
> Larry Garfield wrote:
> > I'm all for a cute code name scheme, but I said my piece on that back in
> > March. :-)
> Not cute, descriptive. We can pick colors for all I care. Or to be more
> Drupal-centric, we can pick Dutch words and misspell them. Just so we
> have some way to refer to versions that are currently in progress that
> is still meaningful when reading the message 6 months later.

Not descriptive as much as arbitrary.  It's a human-readable label to refer to 
something.  It probably shouldn't be descriptive of the version it's 
referencing, as that leads to confusion.  Cat names, river names, city names, 
birds, animals that no one has ever heard of (what the hell is an eft and 
what's edgy about it?), etc. are all perfectly good naming schemes because 
they don't try to describe, just label.  We describe based on that label. :-)

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