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bug#59204: [PATCH] small history doc change: the name change was suggest

From: Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: bug#59204: [PATCH] small history doc change: the name change was suggested by Lee Thomas
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2022 22:06:17 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 1.8.11; emacs 28.1


since I collected references from various newsgroups, I’d like to
suggest this change to the history part of the docs: the name change to
Guile was suggested by Lee Thomas.

From e00afe1654773ac4e5eebe2e3ec4f0186c23d1f9 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Arne Babenhauserheide <arne_bab@web.de>
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2022 01:57:57 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] doc: Lee Thomas suggested the name change.

See (1994-11-04) 
> If GEL and GUL and GLUE don't work for the name of the scripting
> language, how about:
> GUILE - GNU's Universal Interpreted Language Extension
> (This also implies Scheme-ing, and means that the GNU's Universal
> Interpreted Language Developers would be part of a ...)
> --
> Lee Thomas

and (1994-11-22) 
> Why "GUILE"? (GNU's Universal Interpreted Language Extension)
> Two additional reasons:
> 1. It does not give deliberate offense to Dr. Ousterhout or his
> supporters, thereby allowing the warring factions to eventually
> make peace (along with some others, perhaps - Gloria's 'Usband Is
> Linguistically Educated) and get back to work.
> 2. By pronunciation it offers appreciation to one of the co-inventors
> of Scheme. (Maybe a library package could be named "Scheme User
> Supported System Macros And Native-code"? OK, that's a stretch ...)
> --
> Lee Thomas,

and https://groups.google.com/g/comp.lang.scheme/c/X5GrLVAvGLU/m/Xk11xCrbzCcJ
> A while back, I started calling the language being built by the GNU Project
> GEL. It turns out that GEL is a trademark of Sybase Inc. Therefore,
> we must choose a new name. Please do not refer to the GNU language
> as GEL.
> My favorite proposed name, posted recently to comp.lang.scheme, is GUILE.
> I like the name, because i think programmers should be encouraged to use
> GUILE when writing programs. The name may change yet again; but for now,
> please refer to the GNU language as GUILE.
> -t
 doc/ref/history.texi | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/doc/ref/history.texi b/doc/ref/history.texi
index d351455a5..60d839ac3 100644
--- a/doc/ref/history.texi
+++ b/doc/ref/history.texi
@@ -69,7 +69,7 @@ the argument was that eventually when GEL became more 
capable, it
 could gain the ability to execute other languages, especially Emacs
-Due to a naming conflict with another programming language, Jim Blandy
+Due to a naming conflict with another programming language, Lee Thomas
 suggested a new name for GEL: ``Guile''. Besides being a recursive
 acronym, ``Guile'' craftily follows the naming of its ancestors,
 ``Planner'', ``Conniver'', and ``Schemer''. (The latter was truncated

Best wishes,
Unpolitisch sein
heißt politisch sein,
ohne es zu merken.

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