Noun Phrase NameThe book has now been published and the content of this chapter has likely changed substanstially.
How do you name a pattern so that it is easy to remember and refer to?
Use a Noun Phrase Name that describes the outcome of applying the pattern so that it can be used in conversation easily.
From "A Pattern Language for Pattern Writing" [APLfPW].
Name the pattern after the result it creates. This allows the name to be used easily in conversation. In a pattern language, use a Problem/Solution Summary to help the reader find the right solution.
When referring to a pattern with a Noun Phrase Name where an understanding of the problem is important, include the problem in the referring phrase as in: "In this design, we used a Proxy to allow an object to be referred to remotely.."
Further ReadingThe full text can be found online at http://hillside.net/patterns/writing/patterns.htm#C.3.1
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