[p4] Use "workspace" instead of "client"

Chris Patti cpatti at atg.com
Tue Oct 23 08:13:37 PDT 2001


At 09:09 AM 10/23/2001 -0600, Rick Macdonald wrote:
>On Tue, 23 Oct 2001, Chris Patti wrote:
>
> > At 08:10 PM 10/22/2001 -0400, you wrote:
> > >At 05:24 PM 10/22/2001 -0400, Chris Patti wrote:
> > >>I really like "sandbox" too FWIW.
> > >>
> > >>It denotes exactly what the thing does, and is a term not used by
> > >>anything else already.
> > >
> > >Actually, MKS Source Integrity uses this term for the equivalent concept.
> >
> >
> > Right, as do some other vendors I think.
> >
> > However they all use it to mean essentially the same thing, and that's 
> what
> > I was referring to.
> >
> > 'client' can mean anything from the Perforce entity that holds your views,
> > sandbox root etc to a customer to the UI end of a c/s app to...
>
>I think some people are calling a sandbox an area of the depot, whereas
>others are saying it's an area on my disk. Not clear...
>
>"Client" as a noun means many things, yes, but as somebody pointed out
>(sorry, I didn't save the message to know who it was) "client" as an
>adjective is always clear: client spec, client view, etc.
>
>Just _never_ use "client" as a noun in the Perforce environment!
>
>...RickM...

I have never, ever encountered the term 'sandbox' being used as anything 
other than the local directory/area where developers work on files that are 
checked in/out from source control.

If you can find an instance of someone using it otherwise, I'd be pleased 
to see it.

Thanks!

-Chris




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