Exportable field content: machine names for field instances?
When fields are used for configuration-like stuff (this is for AJAX form messages) it would make sense to be able to export field instances to code (as opposed to, say, node or comment fields).
asked, to no avail:
11:37 benjamin-agaric: is there a standard / anything anyone's tried for giving programatically-created field instances a machine name type thing
Answer: Not on the field level,but entire entities can be made exportable of Entity API - http://drupal.org/project/entity