Inside SWT

Monday, August 14, 2006

SWT Speak (Part 1)

There are lots of technical terms the SWT committers use without thinking, assuming that the rest of the world understands. So, if you enter a bug report against Platform SWT, you're cool if you use any of these:

cheese - pixel corruption. "I just clicked and look, cheese everywhere, all over the screen!"

new and improved - a bug was introduced. "The extra mouse up event is new and improved for 3.2."

spew - debugging messages to a console. "Run the example, observe all the GTK spew when you click on the button. Yikes!"

wad - lots of code. "Just cut, paste and exec the wad."



  • Sorry, but I missed which locale it is under. Is it en_SWT? ;-)

    By Anonymous Peter Nehrer, at 8:26 AM  

  • Can you use them all in one sentence?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:44 PM  

  • "The wad was new and improved, causing cheese on Windows and spew on GTK."


    By Blogger Steve, at 7:41 AM  

  • There's also "cake = unnecesserily complex, multi-layered, full-of-indirections code"


    By Anonymous adam, at 9:16 PM  

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