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Nanoc’s terminology is inconsistent with the industry

Filter

In the real world, a filter is a device that separates one substance from another. See also Enumerable#filter, an alias for #select.

In Nanoc, a filter transforms data, e.g. from Markdown to HTML.

A better name in Nanoc would be transform.

Identifier vs. path

Identifiers are technically paths as of Nanoc 4 (at least when not using the legacy identifiers), but there is a distinction which is not clear.

Better names could be:

  • input path vs. output path
  • raw path vs. compiled path
  • raw path vs. cooked path
  • raw path vs. baked path