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[OT] "Rose?!?" [was: "Re: Perl ORM comparison (Class::DBI vs. DBIx::Class vs. Rose::DB::Object)"]

by blazar (Canon)
on Aug 04, 2008 at 17:01 UTC ( #702120=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl ORM comparison (Class::DBI vs. DBIx::Class vs. Rose::DB::Object)

UPDATE: And then there is Rose::DB::Object, too.

I apologize for the OT and I realize the age of the post I'm replying to. But it is in some way... slightly... very slightly in topic: Since various Rose::* modules were mentioned, I must say that some time ago for some reason I ignore myself, I've been wandering through quite a lot of them on the web interface to CPAN, reading their documentation -and I don't need them for any actual project, which is the reason why I don't know "the reason why"- and there's one thing I failed to understand at all: the name of the game! Namely: what is "Rose" supposed to mean? The very Rose module doesn't explain that. I thought there may be an interesting story behind it. Of course a rose is a nice flower that most people like, but then... an acronym, or a backronym? Nothing?

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Re: [OT] "Rose?!?" [was: "Re: Perl ORM comparison (Class::DBI vs. DBIx::Class vs. Rose::DB::Object)"]
by siracusa (Friar) on Aug 04, 2008 at 21:24 UTC

    It's short, generic, hard to misspell or mispronounce, has many positive connotations, and wasn't taken. No acronyms, no backronyms.

    (As an aside, I considered naming my daughter (born many years after Rose:: modules hit CPAN) Rose just so I could have the following conversation. Person: "Aw, you named your modules after your daughter! How sweet!" Me: "Actually, I named my daughter after my Perl modules." (Instant geek points++) Alas, my wife was not as enamored with the idea... ;)

      The name isn't taken in Perl land, but there is a software design tool called Rose originally produced by Rational Machines in 1992, now owned by IBM.
        Yes, every name is taken in some context. (Also, I usually hear that product fully-qualified: Rational Rose.) What can you do...

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