[Pipet Devel] name changes in pied

J.W. Bizzaro jeff at bioinformatics.org
Fri Jul 28 10:40:49 EDT 2000

Brad Chapman wrote:
> I think "Link" is confusing because a link is a connection between two
> different connectors (or terminii). If we are deciding on naming, what
> I'd like to have is:

Yet a "link" in a chain forms a "link".  Even if there were only one, you
would still call it a "link" ;-)

> Connector -> One part of a thing that will make up a link (ie. inputs
> and outputs of a node). So this is a generic name to refer to Inputs
> and Outputs.
> Link -> The connection between two connectors.

If you insist, I'll call it "connector".

> > "Terminal" and
> > "Connector"
> > may actually be confusing terms in Peep.
> Well, even in Peep nodes have inputs and output. You might not
> explicitly see them (ie. you only see links or pipes or whatever, as
> in the command line) but they are there. We need a way to refer to the
> things that make up the connections, and this should be separate from
> the name of a connection.

How about a "linker"?

J.W. Bizzaro                                           jeff at bioinformatics.org
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