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Re: (Humor) A New Name for Perl 6

by nite_man (Deacon)
on Mar 12, 2003 at 10:03 UTC ( #242302=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to (Humor) A New Name for Perl 6

I would like to offer my variant of new Perl name:

XPerl

which is abridgment from eXpand Perl.

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Re^2: (Humor) A New Name for Perl 6
by apotheon (Deacon) on Oct 18, 2004 at 07:04 UTC
    In that case, we should call it EPerl, for Expanded Perl. I'm just a stickler for proper abbreviation and spelling, I suppose -- and quite thoroughly over all this annoying "X makes it sell better!" nonsense.

    Of course, we could make it "hip" by calling it ePerl, I suppose. While I'm at it, we could offer it in fruity color schemes and call it iPerl. On the other hand, Apple probably already has that name registered as a trademark.

    - apotheon
    CopyWrite Chad Perrin

      Unfortunately, the "X-factor" is a relatively well-known and verified marketing gimmick. The "eFactor" is probably passe as a relic of the dotBomb era. The "iFactor" has some merit, but runs afoul of both Apple and variable naming conventions for integer types.

      How about: "The language formerly known as {unpronouncable symbol}" ... carries a certain mystique, and stylishly reduces to simply "The Language."

        Brilliant! Yes, let's call it "The Language" in common parlance. That works for me.

        print substr("Just another Perl hacker", 0, -2);
        - apotheon
        CopyWrite Chad Perrin

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