Parameter names - bug 155628

Shane H. W. Travis travis at
Fri Dec 17 23:10:00 UTC 2004

On Fri, 17 Dec 2004, Gervase Markham wrote:

> Shane H. W. Travis wrote:
> > Parameter names consisting of many strung-together words
> To clarify: you mean parameters as in Param() and editparams.cgi, not
> random parameters to CGIs like query.cgi?product=Foo&component=Bar?

That is correct.

> All of the current team seem to have good English.

All of the current team *that contributes to the trunk*, I agree. I don't
think that this makes up more than 1% of all the people administering (and
customizing) Bugzilla, though, based on the myriad of people coming through
the newsgroup/mailing list from India, China, Korea, etc.

I agree that it's ironic that I must ask the very people who *don't* need
this change to stand in for those who do.

> Of course, you could make aliases...

... no, *you* could do that. I'm not offering to do that; I'm offering to
clean up our code, make it more consistent, professional throughout so that
it conforms to a single style, thus making it both more readable and
maintainable. I still think that this is a task worthy of the effort, or
else I wouldn't be offering... but I will say that I'm (sadly) not surprised
to see the first two responses are, "No, it's gotten us this far, don't
bother trying to make it look good now."

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