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Re: [Monotone-devel] renaming monotone executable (again)

From: hendrik
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] renaming monotone executable (again)
Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2006 14:34:10 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.9i

On Wed, Mar 01, 2006 at 12:18:58PM +1100, Daniel Carosone wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 26, 2006 at 04:15:53AM -0800, Nathaniel Smith wrote:
> >   -- Having a single, standard abbrev is very useful.  If, for
> >      instance, we switch the command name to "mtn", we should also (I
> >      suggest):
> >        -- make the bookkeeping directory MTN (instead of MT)
> If this is to change, let's please use .MTN (or equivalent for the
> eventual name), and make it selectable by a hook in
> ~/monotone/monotonerc or the environment.
> >   -- I'm kind of fond of "m" (take _that_, you upstart 2-letter
> >      systems like hg!), but it got shouted down the last time I
> >      suggested it :-).
> >   -- "mmm" -- less boring than other suggestions, has appropriate
> >      associations ;-), and is, in fact, a mono-tone... but just
> >      perhaps a bit too cute.  Also, annoying to type.
> I don't really want to get into the bikeshed about what name to use,
> but since you're explicitly polling for opinions
> :
>  m, mm, or mmm are good/clever/cute.  I don't mind cute, in this
>  sense, if it results in a good name people will remember.  hg is the
>  classic example of a cute name that works.  mm is probably the best
>  of these, and I'd be happy with that.
>  monotone is just fine by me as is, frankly.
>  the others are all just not compelling or interesting enough to be
>  worthwhile, somehow.  even mtn, which seems to be popular, has the
>  feeling of a least-common-denominator or least-bad compromise, to me.
> If/whichever we choose, I agree that aligning the various
> abbreviations in dot files and namespaces to the one thing is
> worthwhile.
> --
> Dan.

Should we want to differentiate ourselves in google searches, perhaps 
trying a few names on google now might be useful.

mmm -- 8,490,000 Google hits
mm -- 109,000,000
m -- 1,340,000,000
mtn -- 6,410,000 
mon -- 206,000,000
monotone -- 2,950,000

and finally,

gienhu -- no hits

So gienhu is the clear winner, with monotont a distant second.

-- hendrik

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