Hi! I'm not a native speaker of English, and am wondering why the 'chomp' function was termed so. Is there any more reason than that it sounds and looks like 'chop'? I understand that 'chomp' means to chew noisily (according to dictionaries), but am not sure about what that word sense has to do with the 'chomp' function.
Could anyone kindly point out to me why the name 'chomp' was chosen, or the image of the name as it is used to denote a Perl function?
Thank you very much in advance.
Postscript: Thanks a lot for the opinions and suggestions. The real etymology seems to be unclear, but I think I have a much better grasp of the term now.