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

blogdiva at culturekitchen.com blogdiva at culturekitchen.com
Wed Jan 2 15:39:06 UTC 2008


This has nothing to do with proper grammar. This has all to do with  
the fact that PROFILE has a legacy in Drupal that points to tools for  

When I search for more information on PROFILE at Drupal, I get 99% of  
discussions about how to deal with people's personal information and  
then this completely random "PROFILES", which is just about special  
installations, aka distributions.

It's confusing and, quite frankly it looks like sloppy road mapping  
of the product.

/ liza

On  02.Jan.2008, at 10:09, Earnie Boyd wrote:

> Quoting Michelle Cox <mcox at charter.net>:
>> On 1/1/2008 4:57:09 PM, Earnie Boyd (earnie at users.sourceforge.net)  
>> wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Yes, that's why I said "even though it does have other meanings."  
>> I'm not talking about what the word literally means. I'm talking  
>> about what people associate with the term.  Maybe I'm wrong but I  
>> think, given the context of website building software, more people  
>> will associate "profile" with users than "installs".
> With the Google[1] I'm not sure any of us is really correct and the  
> word profile has been misused and/or abused.
> [1] http://www.google.com/search? 
> num=100&hl=en&safe=active&defl=en&q=define:profile&sa=X&oi=glossary_de 
> finition&ct=title
> Earnie -- http://for-my-kids.com/
> -- http://give-me-an-offer.com/

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