10 sec poll - please reply!

Michael Herrmann michael.herrmann at getautoma.com
Thu Nov 29 12:45:52 CET 2012


Hey everyone,

this is my final mail. With all your help we have decided on names for our function. It was a surprisingly difficult process but your inputs helped tremendously. I have described our experiences (very good ones here, but somewhat mixed ones with StackOverflow) in a blog entry: http://www.getautoma.com/blog/New-version-of-Automa-with-improved-API

I will now stop spamming this list. Thank you so much again! If you're interested in how we're getting on in the future, do follow us on Twitter @BugFreeSoftware or on our blog http://www.getautoma.com/blog!

Thanks again, 
Michael
Co-founder and lead developer
@BugFreeSoftware
http://www.getautoma.com

On Tuesday, November 20, 2012 1:18:38 PM UTC+1, Michael Herrmann wrote:
> Hi, 
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> I'm developing a GUI Automation library (http://www.getautoma.com) and am having difficulty picking a name for the function that simulates key strokes. I currently have it as 'type' but that clashes with the built-in function. Example uses of 'type': 
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> type(ENTER)
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> type("Hello World!")
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> type(CTRL + 'a')
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> What, in your view, would be the most intuitive alternative name?
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> Here are my thoughts so far: I could call it 'press' but then our GUI automation tool also allows you to click things and then "press" might be mistaken for "pressing a button". A less ambiguous alternative is "type_keys" but that is rather long and doesn't read as well, for instance in type_keys(ENTER).
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> Thank you very much!



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