[opensource-dev] display names = the end of 1.x viewers?

Kelly Linden kelly at lindenlab.com
Tue Aug 17 19:57:28 PDT 2010

I wanted to amend this that I also think 'Full Name' is what is shown in old
viewers as well as for legacy LSL. But I need to triple verify that.

 - Kelly

On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 7:55 PM, Kelly Linden <kelly at lindenlab.com> wrote:

> (lets move this to the scripters list?)
> I need to refresh myself on this. There should be 3 names:
> user name: latif.khalifa
> full name: Latif Khalifa
> display name: The Awesome Latif
> Most (all?) the existing LSL functions will return the 'full name'. I also
> find it confusing to use Kelly DifferentLastName as an example display name.
> This isn't about picking a new last name. It is about being just 'Kelly' or
> 'Teh Kellz'. Sorry, it was just part of what was confusing me about the
> previous examples.
> A new user is:
> user name: john1234
> full name: john1234 Resident
> display name: john
> The full name is pretty much only relevant for LSL for legacy purposes. We
> spent quite a bit of time trying to find the right way to handle LSL to
> cause the least amount of breakage. Scripts that parse for a space to get a
> first name should still work, scripts that require a unique name should
> still work, scripts that require names to match those stored in a notecard
> or otherwise stored should still work. These seemed the most common cases.
> Scripts that ask the user to enter their name and then check that against a
> sensor event may "break" because what people think of when you ask them for
> their name will change, especially for new users. These scripts will need to
> be updated.
> This is probably a good topic for my OH next week, at least the LSL
> specific portion.
>  - Kelly
> On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 7:21 PM, Latif Khalifa <latifer at streamgrid.net>wrote:
>> The big source of confusion regarding scripts is the following line
>> from the FAQ:
>> "Your username will automatically be formed from your existing avatar
>> name in the form of your current Second Life firstname.lastname."
>> Since existing functions will return username, does that mean they
>> will return "latif.khalifa". Which is my username, "Latif Khalifa" or
>> "latif.khalifa"?
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