Name for main categorie of widget & gadget

Name for main categorie of widget & gadget

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jK
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Name for main categorie of widget & gadget

Post by jK » 27 May 2011, 19:23

widget + gadget =
  • gidget?
  • module?
  • plugin?
Ideas and opinions are welcome.
(This name is needed for an unified (widget-/gadget-)handler `used` in LuaRules, LuaGaia & LuaUI.)
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Re: Name for main categorie of widget & gadget

Post by Tobi » 27 May 2011, 19:34

wadget :regret:
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Re: Name for main categorie of widget & gadget

Post by very_bad_soldier » 27 May 2011, 19:53

luadget (gets pronounced as 'ladget')
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Re: Name for main categorie of widget & gadget

Post by PicassoCT » 27 May 2011, 20:11

get^2gawd
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Re: Name for main categorie of widget & gadget

Post by FLOZi » 27 May 2011, 20:39

Lua Unified Active Script
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Re: Name for main categorie of widget & gadget

Post by KaiserJ » 27 May 2011, 20:40

squidgeon
piglet
pomegranate
gizmo
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Re: Name for main categorie of widget & gadget

Post by knorke » 27 May 2011, 20:46

spript
(spring + script)
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Re: Name for main categorie of widget & gadget

Post by quantum » 27 May 2011, 20:56

springlet
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Re: Name for main categorie of widget & gadget

Post by zerver » 27 May 2011, 21:32

Without being overly creative: LuaModuleHandler

Both Widget and Gadget have this association with "small GUI app", and that is a bit wrong. There may not be any GUI.
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Re: Name for main categorie of widget & gadget

Post by Pxtl » 27 May 2011, 21:38

scriptlet. A widget is a an unsynced GUI scriptlet, a gadget is a synced gameplay scriptlet.
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Re: Name for main categorie of widget & gadget

Post by Forboding Angel » 27 May 2011, 22:25

"gidget"

That way you have:
Gidgets
Gadgets
and
Widgets
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Re: Name for main categorie of widget & gadget

Post by Hoi » 28 May 2011, 00:59

midget :P
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Re: Name for main categorie of widget & gadget

Post by AF » 28 May 2011, 01:25

Tobi wrote:wadget :regret:
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Re: Name for main categorie of widget & gadget

Post by trepan » 28 May 2011, 01:44

doodad

Laugh if you want, but that's the name I'm using in my
reincarnation of widgets.lua/gadgets.lua (that being said,
the name used for modules is configurable).
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Re: Name for main categorie of widget & gadget

Post by hoijui » 28 May 2011, 09:22

(Lua) plugin
Module.. for my understanding, would be something bigger then a plugin. like for example, the different dirs under rts/ in the source tree could be modules, while something like AIs of widgets/gadgets are more like plugins... it is possible to get something going without any gadget/widget, and there may be an arbitrary number of them.

i would say, if you call it plugin, the idea created in a persons mind that know nothing about spring(it's terminology) is as close as you can get to what it really is.
it is always nice if you do not have to read/be told what something is, to have a basic idea of what it could be.
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Re: Name for main categorie of widget & gadget

Post by PicassoCT » 28 May 2011, 12:57

modulas
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Re: Name for main categorie of widget & gadget

Post by FLOZi » 28 May 2011, 14:32

trepan wrote:doodad

Laugh if you want, but that's the name I'm using in my
reincarnation of widgets.lua/gadgets.lua (that being said,
the name used for modules is configurable).
For Spring or something else? :?
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Re: Name for main categorie of widget & gadget

Post by Licho » 28 May 2011, 15:39

I like piglet most.
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Re: Name for main categorie of widget & gadget

Post by smoth » 28 May 2011, 16:09

I kinda like doodad. What is this thing for anyway?
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Re: Name for main categorie of widget & gadget

Post by trepan » 28 May 2011, 18:59

@FLOZi:
For something else, though SpringRTS could use it. IIRC, jk
was reworking the SpringRTS files, so you're already in good
hands.
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