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Re: SUMMARY -- Generic handling of WORD, EXCEL, FILE MANGER ...



On Thu, Jun 15, 2006 at 12:38:52PM +0200, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> * Jari Aalto+usenet [Thu, Jun 15 2006, 01:31:49PM]:
> >         x-word-processor
> >         x-spreadsheet
> >         x-file-manager
> >         x-archiver
> >         x-media-player          or "x-video-player"
> >         x-media-editor          or "x-media-mastering"
> >         x-music-player
> >         x-music-editor          think "audacity" etc.
> 
> Allright, why is it called x-spreadsheet but not x-word, x-file,
> x-archive and x-media? Please be consistent about the naming; if you
> mean a spreadsheet processor, call it x-spreadsheet-processor (or
> -calculator).

Eh, what is a "spreadsheet processor"?  The name for this class of
programs was always "spreadsheet" even in the days of Lotus 1-2-3.
And, this name actually makes sense, as opposed to "word processor"
which is a remnant of the historic usage.

Just look up "word processor", "spreadsheet", "file manager" or
"archiver" in Wikipedia.  While not an authoritative source, it would
have a disambiguation from "word" to "word processor" or from "excel"
to "spreadsheet" if using the names of certain Microsoft products had
any wide use in the "industry".

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