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Re: App Naming Nazi (was: Re: Gstreamer)

From: Alex Perez
Subject: Re: App Naming Nazi (was: Re: Gstreamer)
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 16:05:00 -0800 (PST)

On Tue, 20 Jan 2004, René Berber wrote:

> On 2004-01-20 14:37:11 -0600 Alex Perez <address@hidden> wrote:
> >> - GPlayer.app: What MoviePlayer.app was before.
> > 
> > I loved everything you said to this point in your email, so don't let this 
> > negative comment overshadow the fact that I think the project is great, but 
> > I 
> > do not think we need any more ridiculous GWhatever names. Why append G? Why 
> > is that necessary? *MANY* here consider that extremely bad style, and I am 
> > in 
> > that group. Does the G buy you anything? Does it tell you what the app 
> > does? 
> > Then why put it there in the first place? Why presume nonportability?
> What about G for Gsteamer?
It's just as dumb of a name. My assertion is that we do not need to 
replicate others' naming mistakes.

> Stop the dumb remarks.
I'm sorry if you find it dumb, but I do not, and I think that anyone that 
thinks truly critically about it will thinkthe whole Gkrap naming 
convention is not a very good idea (For the record, I don't have as much 
of a problem with applications that *SUBSTITUTE* another letter for 
G...simply prepending G, however, is just not a very intelligent thing to 

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