[development] Getting both better internal and external APIs intoDrupal 7

Earnie Boyd earnie at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Jan 1 22:57:09 UTC 2008

Quoting Michelle Cox <mcox at charter.net>:

> On 12/31/2007 7:50:22 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin (kb at 2bits.com) wrote:
>> I tried my best to have install profiles named something else (packages,
>> distros), but the counter
>> argument is that it was too late to do it.
>> This will cause a lot of confusion in the future, unless we give profile.
>> module the bullet of mercy in D6 and replace it with bio (or friends) for
>> example.
> It will still be confusing. I think anyone who's familiar with social 
> networking sites will tend to associate "profile" with people, even 
> though it does have other meanings.

A profile is nothing more than meta data for a something or a someone.  
A package install profile is correct.  A user profile is correct.  A 
clarifier should be used in both cases to make the meaning understood.

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