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Shouldn't these 3 be merged into bootstrap?
closed as off-topic by Martijn Pieters, Shadow Wizard, Robert Cartaino♦ Aug 12 at 14:34
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bootstrap, and bootstrapping could be eventually merged, but I don't have any reason to believe they should. Bootstrap is normally used to mean "a self-sustaining process that proceeds without external help," while bootstrapping is normally used to mean the phase during which an Operating System (or a web application) initialize itself.
bootstrapper is really referring to something specific about the Composite Application Library. The bootstrapper is, "responsible for the initialization of an application built using the Composite Application Library."