Significance of "action" and "active" names

#1

Hi,

Is there any significance to the choice of the words “active” and
“action”
as in ActiveRecord, ActionPack, ActiveView, ActionController,
ActionMailer?
Why wasn’t ActionRecord acceptable?

Thanks,
Peter

#2

Is there any significance to the choice of the words “active” and
“action” as in ActiveRecord, ActionPack, ActiveView, ActionController,
ActionMailer? Why wasn’t ActionRecord acceptable?

Active Record is named after an ORM (Object Relational Mapping) design
pattern.

http://www.martinfowler.com/eaaCatalog/activeRecord.html

Rob