[Nitro] Og [RFC]: More jargon...

Robert Mela rob at robmela.com
Fri Oct 5 23:11:46 EDT 2007

Mark Van De Vyver wrote:
> serialize/deserialize terms are candidates for prefixes _but_ Og
> doesn't store as binary - eg uses Yaml rather than Marshal - and this
> could be considered misleading?
> load/dump could be used as prefixes instead of read/write?
> I'm not nuts about stringify/destringify but they could be prefixes
> for the methods that convert to text strings.
I suggest marshal/unmarshal regardless of the underlying technique.  
"Marshal" may own the name but the fact is that converting to/from an 
external format, be it binary, YAML, or XML, is in fact marshalling and 
unmarshalling.  I've seen output to XML referred to as "serialization" 
as well.

> Anyway, I think it needs some thought and I'd appreciate any comments.
> Mark
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