[web-devel] Yesod renaming
rick.richardson at gmail.com
Sat Mar 26 18:35:54 CET 2011
I agree with keeping the name. I have no idea what a Yesod is or how to
pronounce it, but I can think of a handful of common names that sounded
silly or obscure, but then they became common vernacular. (Google and
Twitter to name two)
Speaking of Google, unique names are much easier to find in
searches. Searching for Nitrogen or Go can be problematic. Ruby on Rails
was even difficult for a while until it became an institution.
On Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 1:16 PM, <vagif.verdi at gmail.com> wrote:
> :) I agree, silly name. Not sure though about how hard it is to pronounce.
> am not a native english speaker, and yet i have no problem with that name.
> On Saturday, March 26, 2011 01:08:32 AM you wrote:
> > > Mithril - It is described as stronger than steel but much lighter in
> > > weight.
> > I thought the idea was to come up with a name that would be easier to
> > pronounce across cultures and have more meaning, not be harder and have
> > about the same :)
> > > And the name is not taken (suprisingly)
> > >
> > > On Friday, March 25, 2011 02:46:03 PM you wrote:
> > >> Michael has floated the possibility of re-naming Yesod.
> > >>
> > >> Pro:
> > >> * Something that everyone can pronounce
> > >> * Something easier to remember
> > >> * Something that invokes a meaningful mental impression (instead of a
> > >> "what does that mean?").
> > >>
> > >> Con:
> > >> * Yesod is *very* distinctive, we'd most likely end up with a less
> > >> unique name
> > >> * People know Yesod already
> > >> One other con we had was the re-naming effort, but I think we could
> > >> mitigate that by continuing to use the Yesod name in the code to a
> > >> extent for a while.
> > >>
> > >> Would a phonetic spelling on the homepage help?
> > >> yee-sode: high performance, type-safe web development
> > >>
> > >> Feedback on the issue is welcome. We are probably more concerned about
> > >> thinking back to the initial impression someone gets of the framework
> > >> when evaluating it or beginning to use it. It would be great to hear
> > >> opinion from the international crowd.
> > >
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