[SciPy-user] Renaming scipy_core: here we go again
gerard.vermeulen at grenoble.cnrs.fr
Wed Jan 4 01:36:45 CST 2006
On Tue, 03 Jan 2006 22:35:44 -0700
Fernando Perez <Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu> wrote:
> lanceboyle at qwest.net wrote:
> > All of these names are obscure. _Must_ that be the way of open source
> > projects? Would you give any of these names to a product that you
> > wished to sell and thus wished to be descriptive?
> > First, consider that non-scientists might be interested in the
> > software; for example, an engineer might find it useful. Second,
> > consider your audience. To whom outside this group does
> > "scicore" (SKI-cor) mean diddly? You are suffering from the "Airport
> > Sign Syndrome" wherein the people who make signs for airports already
> > know where to go; it's the folks from out of town who get into fender
> > benders trying to decipher bad signs.
> Several of us have already admitted we suck at coming up with good names. And
> we've been burning time on this issue, when Travis could be renaming code and
> setting up the new repo.
> So how about, instead of criticizing on something we already know, you simply
> make useful suggestions OF BETTER NAMES? We already admitted we don't know
> how to do better, so by all means help.
scipy (was scipy-core)
scipy++ (was scipy-svn)?
Those names are less obscure than the ones proposed and people may guess
there is a base package and an extension package.
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