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    Hiya,

    What do you call it when you can for example: add {userID} inside a PM, and the person's name automatically gets added upon sending?

    What do you call the {UserID}? - Is it a name space?

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    {UserID} === UserID surrounded by curly braces?

    String replacement, maybe.
    Logic without the fatal effects.
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    I would call that a 'token'.

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    Maybe a macro or a placeholder?

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    slots

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    I'd also go with placeholder.

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    placeholder, or even tag - although that could be confused with HTML tags obviously.

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    I generally call them tags or placeholders, tags more frequently.

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    I'd call it a variable.

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    After much deliberating, I'm going with Token.
    @AnthonySterling: I'm a PHP developer, a consultant for oopnorth.com and the organiser of @phpne, a PHP User Group covering the North-East of England.


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