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Re: Renaming the Schwartzian Transform

by CountZero (Bishop)
on Sep 21, 2005 at 06:35 UTC ( #493671=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Renaming the Schwartzian Transform

Well, to remain consistent, it should at least be called Evanian transform and that sounds too much like an ex-catwalk model gone past her "sell-by" date or some hip French table water. It would put Perl squarely in the middle of the hip crowd, whereas Schwartzian Transform has a rough worker-like ring to it which befits the Swiss Army Chainsaw of Programming Languages!

;-)

CountZero

"If you have four groups working on a compiler, you'll get a 4-pass compiler." - Conway's Law


Comment on Re: Renaming the Schwartzian Transform
Re^2: Renaming the Schwartzian Transform
by grinder (Bishop) on Sep 21, 2005 at 08:20 UTC

    Well no, the former should really be called the Schwartz Transform. After all, we don't talk of Huffmanian encoding, Hammingian coding, Lempel-Ziff-Welshian compression or Blum-Blum-Shubbian PRNGs :)

    • another intruder with the mooring in the heart of the Perl

      Hmm, you're right, and those all have such nifty rings to them, I think I'll start doing that.

      .oO(Now is that pronounced huff-man-ee-an or huff-main-ee-an?)

      Tongue firmly in cheek for the humor impared

      -Scott

      I bow before your superior knowledge of the English language.

      But even then the "Evan Transform" doesn't sound that it can do the same heavy lifting the "Schwartz Transform" can.

      CountZero

      "If you have four groups working on a compiler, you'll get a 4-pass compiler." - Conway's Law

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