Reorderer components' name change

Anastasia Cheetham a.cheetham at
Wed Sep 24 21:14:56 UTC 2008

On 24-Sep-08, at 4:35 PM, Jess Mitchell wrote:

> Before it happens, I'd like someone who was involved in the naming  
> of Layout Customizer to weigh in on that name change.  More than the  
> other names, that one has caught on to a certain extent.  I know I  
> use it in conversation all the time and a good bit of our  
> documentation early on used reorderer and layout customizer  
> interchangeably (though I know that shift reflects some fundamental  
> code changes).

There was a thread on fluid-talk (I think( early in 2008 about this. I  
can't find the original thread, but the follow-up (definitely on fluid- 
talk) was titled "Renaming the Portlet Layout Manager" and it starts  
in Feb. with a summary of all of the suggestions.

I think we used 'customize' instead of 'reorder' because of the whole  
columns aspect - there was more to it than just changing a linear  
order. If I recall correctly, it was Erin that suggested the name?

>  Is there a reason to change it?

My understanding is that the motivation for using the word 'reorderer'  
is to establish consistency - to have all of the different flavours of  
reorderer use the form of "XXX Reorderer"

Anastasia Cheetham                   a.cheetham at
Software Designer, Fluid Project
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre / University of Toronto

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