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Re: Renaming the 'space alist-key

From: Trevor Daniels
Subject: Re: Renaming the 'space alist-key
Date: Sat, 6 Nov 2010 23:38:02 -0000

Mark Polesky wrote Saturday, November 06, 2010 5:32 PM

7 proposals for renaming the 'space alist-key have been
discussed, but a decision has not yet been made.  And I just
added an 8th proposal (initial-distance).

To recap, I think the arguments *for* each of these are
mostly self-evident, so the list here only includes the
arguments *against* those that have been opposed:

1) default-distance
  * sounds like the program's default, not the user's
2) optimal-distance
  * sounds like the resulting trade-off between the
    desired distance and situational spacing constraints
3) desired-distance
4) requested-distance
5) base-distance
  * sounds like the distance between "bases"
6) unstretched-distance
  * sounds like space can only stretch, not compress
7) basic-distance
8) initial-distance

I vote for either 7 or 8.  What about you?

9) initial-separation
  * longer but describes the meaning more accurately
    now we have an item-item-spacing format

I vote for 8 or 9.


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