Re: name the text widget
- From: Derek Simkowiak <dereks kd-dev com>
- To: Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com>
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- Subject: Re: name the text widget
- Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2000 13:42:37 -0800 (PST)
> My best idea so far is to call the buffer object ("model")
> GtkTextBuffer and the widget part (the view/controller thing)
> GtkTextView. Better suggestions?
I have been (internally) using the name GtkEtext (as in Extended
Text widget) for my up-and-coming widget. It would be nice if you didn't
use that name :).
I'd recommend having a name showing that the widget is not just a
plaintext widget; something like GtkStyledText, GtkRichText, GtkCText (as
in Colored Text), etc. The widget uses alot of RAM to provide different
tags (and eventually images), and in the future we may want a very
low-resource "GtkText*" widget replacement that displays only a single
font, with no colors/images, as an option for a light-weight text widget.
Also, I would recommend that you *not* call it GtkText[anything]
until it has been chosen as the official new Gtk+ 1.4 text widget. There
will hopefully be several contenders to choose from as the new official
Gtk+ text widget (there are already GtkExText, GtkSCText, my GtkEtext, and
hopefully there will be more) and if the name GtkText[*] is already taken
by your widget it will be a headache if we want to name the
eventually-chosen widget to GtkText-something.
(Just my $.02)
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