[Lazarus] "Figures" in code explorer

Martin Friebe lazarus at mfriebe.de
Sun Apr 19 15:39:37 CEST 2009

Alexander Klenin wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 22:02, Mattias Gaertner
> <nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de> wrote:
>>> A few questions/suggestions for improvement:
>>> 1) Where did the name came from? It is totally meaningless for me.
>> See http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/figure?view=uk
> Hm. I'll quote that:
>> figure, noun:
>> 1 a number or numerical symbol.
>> 2 an amount of money.
>> 3 a person’s bodily shape, especially that of a woman.
>> 4 a person seen indistinctly.
>> 5 an artistic representation of a human or animal form.
>> 6 a shape defined by one or more lines.
>> 7 a diagram or illustrative drawing.
>> 8 (Music) a short succession of notes producing a single impression.
> Not one meaning correspond to 'a hint about possible problem in the code'.
Hm, while some of them probably are most likely to be used to find 
possible issues, there is no need to see them as an "problem indicator" 
So point 1 is "correct" as they are a collecion of numbers "figures"

Still, maybe they would be better named as "statistics"? (maybe 
"analytics" ?)

>>>   Maybe 'Stylistic notes' or 'Style' or something along these lines?
>> Not all are about style.
> At least it will give user a vague idea what it is ;-)
> How about simply 'hints'?

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