"James (ruby-talk)" <ruby / jamesbritt.com> wrote:
[....]
> This makes me wonder if using the word 'facet' to mean a code
> snippet isn't going against 'the Ruby way', where things (ideally)
> behave as you would ordinarily expect (i.e., principle of least surprise).
>
> If someone says, "I have a web page with a list of Ruby facets", what
> would a newcomer expect this to be?
>
> I think there's a point where one can go too far trying to apply
> a 'theme' to a topic matter ("If the language is named 'Ruby', then
> we need to call every associated part by a gemological term.")
> Unless there is a natural, obvious mapping, why impose an arbitrary
> jargon?
>
> Or, put another way, what's wrong with calling a chunk of code, or
> a code snippet,  "chunk of code" or "code snippet"?

FWIW, I strongly agree with all the above points.

OTOH, I got busy with other things and missed reading about the poll, which
I regret.

FYI, on an unrelated topic:

    Rubicad adds layout-modification tool
    By Michael Santarini
    EE Times
    (07/17/01, 4:16 p.m. EST)
    [....]

Conrad