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Re: Why fido, icycles, ido, icomplete

From: Nicolas Semrau
Subject: Re: Why fido, icycles, ido, icomplete
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2019 19:45:00 +0100 (CET)

> ----------------------------------------
> From: Filipp Gunbin <address@hidden>
> Sent: Fri Nov 08 18:54:00 CET 2019
> To: João Távora <address@hidden>
> Cc: Ergus <address@hidden>, Drew Adams <address@hidden>, <address@hidden>
> Subject: Re: Why fido, icycles, ido, icomplete
> On 06/11/2019 22:03 +0000, João Távora wrote:
> > Ergus <address@hidden> writes:
> >
> >> 1) Do we really need another confusing mode (fido-mode)? instead of
> >> improve one of the already existing alternatives with just an option to
> >> use flex?
> >
> > I'm sorry you find the name confusing.  I find it appealing (it's "fake
> > ido"), but we can change it (Stefan proposed icomplete-ido-mode).
> +1 for the name change, because Fido was a pre-Internet-era BBS network
> popular at least in Russia.  I was too young when it was operational,
> but even for me the name would be confusing.
> Filipp

I agree. Since the "FidoNet" service (often shortened to "Fido") was
popular in at least a few European countries during the 80s/90s, I was
flabbergasted for a second to read that a new fido-mode is being
added. I therefore +1 a name-change.


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