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Re: perl6's new name?
From: BELOSCAR Christian
August 13, 2019 05:21
Re: perl6's new name?
Message ID: CAOch7jf+UqaQ1H+n7mYjWk4Yki+S6srRv5EHOitguTTUKxPOQQ@mail.gmail.com
Camelia : Excellent idea Eliza, I totally agree with yours arguments and
what a sympathetic non technical name
accorded with its logo and attracting young programmers too. I vote for
this choice with enthusiasm !
Le lun. 12 août 2019 à 08:15, Eliza <email@example.com> a écrit :
> Hello perl6 world,
> I saw the perl6 github issue, just was confused will perl6 change its name?
> Perl 6 was initially conceived to be the next version of Perl 5. It took
> way too long to mature to an initial release. Meanwhile, people
> interested in taking Perl 5 along, took back the reigns and continued
> developing Perl 5.
> Having two programming languages that are sufficiently different to not
> be source compatible, but only differ in what many perceive to be a
> version number, is hurting the image of both Perl 5 and Perl 6 in the
> world. Since the word "Perl" is still perceived as "Perl 5" in the
> world, it only seems fair that "Perl 6" changes its name.
> Since Larry has indicated, in his video message to the participants of
> PerlCon 2019 in Riga, that the two sister languages are now old and wise
> enough to take care of themselves, such a name change would no longer
> require the approval of the BDFL.
> I would therefore propose to change the name to "the Camelia Programming
> Language" or "Camelia" for short, for several reasons:
> the search term "camelia programming language" already brings you to the
> right place. This means that changing the name to "Camelia" will have
> minimal impact on findability on search engines such as Google and
> the logo / mascot would not need changing: it's just that it now also
> becomes the actual name of the programming language.
> "Camelia" in its name, still carries something Perlish inside of it.
> The concept of "Camelia" being an implementation of a specification in
> "roast", still stands. The alternative, to use "Rakudo" as the name of
> the language, would cause confusion with the name being used to indicate
> an implementation, and would endanger the separation between
> specification and implementation.
> Choosing yet another name, such as Albus, would mean having to start
> from scratch with marketing and getting the name out there. Hence my
> preference for a known name such as "Camelia".
> The "Camelia" logo is still copyright Larry Wall, so it would allow
> Larry to still be connected to one of the programming languages that he
> helped get into the world.