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Lloyd Fournier
February 16, 2018 11:07
Re: Naming debate- what's the location for it?
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I'm about to publish some blog posts with using Perl 6  to demonstrate some
cryptographic primitives. I was thinking about calling it "rakudo" to at
least intrigue people and make them google it. Couldn't we call the
language rakudo and the implementation nqp-rakudo? (ie a rakudo
implementation in nqp)


On Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 5:02 AM Patrick R. Michaud <>

> On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 05:55:54PM +0000, raiph mellor wrote:
> > (Perl) Rakudo
> > ===========
> >
> > If jnthn and pmichaud and larry can warm to this idea, then:
> > [...]
> > The 'Perl' could be dropped from Rakudo specific propaganda,
> > calling the language just Rakudo instead, to reinforce that it refers
> > to 6e and beyond. But the Perl could be retained in any material
> > covering both Raptor and Rakudo as a reunified tech / community.
> FWIW, I am VERY MUCH AGAINST the idea of naming a language after its
> implementation.  I've seen the confusion it causes in other environments
> and we ought not repeat that mistake here, especially since we don't have
> to.
> Whatever things end up being called, don't confuse the implementation(s)
> with the language definition.
> Pm

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