[development] Overloaded "profiles" terminology (was: Getting both better internal and external APIs into Drupal 7)

Earnie Boyd earnie at users.sourceforge.net
Sun Jan 6 15:17:04 UTC 2008

Quoting Derek Wright <drupal at dwwright.net>:

> So long as the installer is looking in your "profiles" directory, for 
>  files that end in ".profile", I think the "installation profile"  
> terminology is going to have to stay, as much as that sucks.

I don't think the terminology sucks as much as it should have had more 
discussion prior to implementation.  If we rename it, we should look at 
.profile files becoming .mil files as in Module Implementation 
Language.  This represents well what the .profile file gives us and 
can't be confused with anything else.

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