Quoting Craig Bradney
> Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2005 2:21 PM
> To: inkscape-devel@...
> Subject: Re: [Inkscape-devel] terminology proposal
> On Wednesday 22 June 2005 18:14, aaron@... wrote:
> > mental@... wrote:
> > > Quoting Jakub Steiner <jimmac@...>:
> > >>Hi folks,
> > >>Until yesterday I haven't had a chance to play with what you call
> > >>effects. Because I believe this is a misleading terminology I
> > >>want to propose an alternative:
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>Scripts
> > >
> > > I'd prefer Scripts, myself.
> > >
> > > "Effects" in the sense suggested should probably be reserved to
> > > refer to SVG Filter Effects.
> > But don't forget that SVG can also have embeded Scripts.
> How about Macros? (I know, bring about nasty feeling of embedded .scr,
> or .doc macros, but anyway)
I think that Macros is honestly an even worse term for it. Typically a
macro system is something set up so that you can easily record and play
back a series of steps (whether key presses, movements, menu selection,
So, people that use Office apps as well as Adobe's suite for example
would just be confused by calling them that. In addition, you can
typically include what we currently call "Effects" in the macros that
you record (in similar apps).
I dunno... I think the terminology stuff is pretty tough to decide on.
In the SVG world, filter is a reserved term. Effects in graphics apps do
typically tend to be a little more dynamic so that if you change
original shapes it will update the effect. Perhaps script is the most
appropriate even though it will be confusing to non-technical users. I
dunno... just my .02 =/