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Eaglestone, Robert J
February 8, 2018 21:45
RE: Naming debate- what's the location for it?
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  *   What's the counter word for computer languages, anyway?

-mai?  As an abstraction from paper printouts?

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Subject: Re: Naming debate- what's the location for it?

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Thanks for the summary of the high points, as there were a large number of low points in previous discussions.

Roku is not the only reading for 六 in Japanese, the kun reading is muttsu.  So we could become Mupperl.  What's the counter word for computer languages, anyway?

On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 12:15 PM, Aaron Sherman <<>> wrote:
I think this is a fine place, personally. Past discussions have included these high points as I recall them:

  1.  Perl is definitely the family name
  2.  Rakudo started out as the name of an implementation, but started to wander into being the name of the specific leaf in the family tree
  3.  Problem is that that leaves us uncertain of the status of non-Rakudo-the-implementation implementations. Are they now Rakudo too? That's confusing at best.

IMHO, 6 has always been the personal name, but it could be changed to something that's "sixish" without being an explicit number. Normally, I'd recommend Latin, but Perl Sex is probably not where anyone wants to go...  Roku is Japanese, but also the name of a popular device, and thus confusing...

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On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 10:41 AM, yary <<>> wrote:
I recall coming across a post saying the Perl6 name is up for discussion - searched & found this post now<> describes it. Is there a forum where the name's being discussed that I can read?
Woke up this morning with a name proposal that seemed to have a lot going for it, but from that post it seems Lizmat et al have a good choice already & I don't want to add to bikeshedding... wondering what the thinking is right now.


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