Old paradigms...

Richard Laager rlaager at wiktel.com
Mon Jul 24 20:45:15 EDT 2017

On 07/24/2017 02:06 PM, Gary Kramlich wrote:
> Greetings Programs!
> It's been on my mind for awhile know that the concept of a "buddy
> list" is foreign to a lot of people, let alone the notion of a
> "buddy".  I know this naming convention dates back to the being
> AIM-centric, but I'm wondering if it's time we move away from it.  I'm
> writing this as there's a user in #pidgin that just quoted "buddy"...
> What I'm thinking is renaming Contact to MetaContact, Buddy to
> Contact, and BuddyList to ContactList.

If we're going to do this, 3.0.0 is clearly the time to do it.

I see the logic in doing this.

This is just off the top of my head, but what about Person instead of

Or how about just changing Buddy to Address? So it's a ContactList, full
of Contacts, who have Addresses?


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