name changes for the upcoming 4.0

Ask Bjørn Hansen ask at
Sun Jan 15 00:37:36 CET 2012

On Dec 5, 2011, at 2:34, Per Buer wrote:

> One forth and not related issue is "ban". We've already renamed this
> once. Most people seem to get anchored to some perception that this
> has to do with banning someone from getting content. My best
> suggestion for a new name would be "purge-filter". Tollefs suggestion
> is "invalidate" which might cover it better.

Since you were bike-shedding, I'd add my 2 cents that I'd find "invalidate" much easier to understand than "ban".   Invalidate clearly acts on "stuff from the past", where "ban" seems like it'd operate on data in the future.  (Even if that's how it works, the effect of a ban is to invalidate old data).


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