[Nitro] Og [RFC]: More jargon...
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"
> Anyway, I think it needs some thought and I'd appreciate any comments.
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