If you could rename ports, what would you call them?

Tony Arcieri <>
Tue Oct 5 06:45:32 CEST 2010


I'm working on Reia, a Ruby-like language for the Erlang VM. Reia is an
everything-is-an-object language, and the Erlang core types are all wrapped
as objects.

As part of this process I've wrapped ports. However, in my opinion port is a
confusing name, particularly when dealing with a TCP port (in the Erlang
sense) which represents a connection to a particular TCP port (in the TCP
sense).

Because of this sort of ambiguity, I'd like to rename ports. But what's a
good replacement name? Some of the ones I've considered: SysPort, IOPort,
Channel.

What would you call ports if you had the opportunity to rename them?

-- 
Tony Arcieri
Medioh! A Kudelski Brand


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