Tokens are usually what people know on blockchains, but spl-token is the specific program on Solana. Should we use token or spl-token for questions related to tokens on Solana?

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This is a great question. I could convince myself of either but I think I'd prefer to use the actual name of the program.

I feel like it would be more clear when/if people have questions about spl-token-2022 or another token program that doesn't belong to the solana program library.

  • Doesn't spl-token-2022 belong to the solana program library? I know it's a new standard, but I'd still consider token 2022 tokens still SPL tokens.
    – mikemaccana Mod
    Aug 25, 2022 at 14:45

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