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Re: Renaming the Schwartzian Transform

by monarch (Priest)
on Sep 22, 2005 at 03:22 UTC ( #494018=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Renaming the Schwartzian Transform

I am not too fond of the name, however it has gained widespread acceptance, not least due to one individual's efforts to publicise it.

I do not credit, however, the discovery of this way of sorting records to the man with the name. I have found myself doing things this way long before I arrived at perlmonks. And I have not read any articles or books by the man with the name attributed to the transform.

However, to keep things simple, as we all must strive for, the name has been given and changing it would only mark an ego vs pragmatism battle.


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Re^2: Renaming the Schwartzian Transform
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 22, 2005 at 08:42 UTC
    I do not credit, however, the discovery of this way of sorting records to the man with the name. I have found myself doing things this way long before I arrived at perlmonks.

    The Schwartzian Transform was named Schwartzian Transform many years before Perlmonks even existed. Lore goes that the name was given by Randals arch nemesis, Tom Christiansen. Oldest reference to 'Schwartzian Transform' I could find using Google groups dates from 1995: <4b2eag$odb@csnews.cs.colorado.edu>.

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