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Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH] Fix #362 by using the spelling "CHICKEN" i

From: John Cowan
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH] Fix #362 by using the spelling "CHICKEN" in code and documentation
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 14:35:37 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

Peter Bex scripsit:

> I know this is a very silly trivial "bug"fix, but #362 has been open
> for the longest time and it's time to close it.  So here's a patch
> that converts "Chicken" to "CHICKEN", which is the official spelling
> of our Scheme system.

Noooooo .... Pleeeeeease ...

We are finally allowed to write "Fortran" and "Lisp" and "Scheme",
like real English proper nouns instead of fake acronyms, and you want to
revert to "CHICKEN", which is not even an acronym?!  My ears are already
ringing with all this SHOUTING.

So let's NOT go there, and write "Chicken" everywhere instead.

(By the way, our copyright notice is almost certainly invalid, since "The
Chicken Team", even if you spell it "The CHICKEN Team", doesn't refer to
any legal entity.  The copyright still subsists in its authors, thanks
to the Berne Convention, but we don't have any of the legal advantages
of having an actual copyright notice.)

John Cowan        address@hidden
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