By "spackle" I mean the material used for smoothing over joints & small imperfections in drywall / sheetrock.
I have seen & heard of numerous terms for this material:
Spackle - not sure if this is a generic term or something specific
Joint compound, including...
XX minute mud (where XX is something like 5, 10, 20, 45, etc.)
This may not be a comprehensive list at all.
I'd like to know what the best-practice use of these different materials is. It seems that different types are used in different situations or in a certain order.
Also these may be USA-centric terms but I know drywall is certainly used in many parts of the world and an international answers would seem useful.