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10 May

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Fri, 10 May 96 16:59:54 -0700
To: Fun_People
Subject: gdui...

Forwarded-by: Keith Bostic <>
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Forwarded-by: (Michael Killianey)

Company and employee names have been changed to protect the innocent...
er... guilty... whatever.

Our software group has finally lost it:

We've started to unify some of the user-interface components into a new
library, and following the example of "ez" and "iz", we've decided to call
it the "gdui", or the "God Damn User Interface Library". One person
suggested that we could informally refer to this as this "swear-ware".

I'm thinking that as an additional self-documenting feature of the gdui
library, we should consider adding a suffix to the class names as well as
the obligatory "Gd" prefix. I was thinking of the suffix "Shit", so we would
have "GdButtonShit", and "GdTextinShit", and so forth.

This will clarify communications in the future.  For example, it will be
possible to say "Hey, I think this God Damn Button Shit's not working any
more." Or, you could say, "I just added some Slider Shit to the God Damn UI

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