[web-devel] Yesod renaming
michael at snoyman.com
Sat Mar 26 18:39:47 CET 2011
Thanks for the input everyone. It sounds like most people are not in
favor of the rename. Glad to get external confirmation: I personally
have no problem pronouncing the name, but I chose it in the first
place ;). I think I'll be putting up a new screencast soon, and I'll
be sure to pronounce the name as clearly as my American-accented
Hebrew will allow for.
As for the "correct" way to pronounce the name: the "e" is from the
Hebrew vowel "shva", which is known linguistically as a Schwa. The
"o" is a long vowel, like in "soap". "Y", "s" and "d" are pronounced
just like they are in English.
Thanks to my wife for the assistance: fortunately, she studied
linguistics in school. I would have had know idea about the Schwa.
On Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 7:16 PM, <vagif.verdi at gmail.com> wrote:
> :) I agree, silly name. Not sure though about how hard it is to pronounce. I
> 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 large
>> >> 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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