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"Python" is not a good name, should rename to "Athon"

Python is a good programming language, but "Python" is not a good
name.

First, python also means snake, Monty Python. If we search "python" in
google, emule, many results are not programming resource. If we search
PHP, all results are programming resource.

Second, python also means snake, snake is not a good thing in western
culture. Many people dislike any things relevant to snake. We must
have high regard for the custom.

Now, python3000 is coming. It's the best time to rename!

Athon is a good candidate, you could provide better names.

In Athon, the first letter "A" could pronounce as [ e ] .
Nov 30 '07
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On Sat, 1 Dec 2007 13:40:10 -0800 (PST), "Russ P."
<Ru**********@g mail.comwrote:
>On Dec 1, 12:47 pm, "J. Clifford Dyer" <j...@sdf.lones tar.orgwrote:
>On Sat, 2007-12-01 at 12:10 -0800, Russ P. wrote:
On Dec 1, 2:10 am, Bjoern Schliessmann <usenet-
mail-0306.20.chr0n.. .@spamgourmet.c omwrote:
Russ P. wrote:
I agree that Python is not a good name for a programming language,
Why not?
Think about proposing its use to someone who has never heard of it
(which I did not too long ago). As the OP pointed out, a Python is a
snake. Why should a programming language be named after a snake?

That's not a persuasive argument.

First of all, Python is named for a comedy troupe from England. For
comparison, Perl is named for a knitting technique, Lisp is named for a
speech impediment, Ruby is named for a rock, Smalltalk is named for a
not-so-useful form of communication, and Java is named after a beverage
or an island.

Which of those is a good name for a programming language by your
criterion?

None. None of them are good names by my criteria. But then, a name is
only a name. One of the few names I like is Pascal, because he was a
great mathematician and scientist.

After thinking about it a bit, here are examples of what I would
consider a good name for a programming language:

Newton#
Newton*
Newton+

Newton was a great scientist, and his name is easy to spell and
pronounce. The trailing character serves to disambiguate it from
Newton in online searches. For shorthand in online discussions, N#,
N*, or N+ could be used as aliases.

Names of other great scientists, mathematicians, or computer
scientists could also be used, of course. Take your pick.

How about renaming Python3000?

I would never use the name of a mathematician for a procedural
language. Mathemathician names should be for funtional languages (such
as Haskell).

Procedural languages are flexible, they keep on tangling and getting
out of it, they like publicity:

Houdini

or, as suggested in other messages:

Houdini3

Best regards,

Zara

Dec 4 '07 #71
Ithon
Dec 4 '07 #72
On Dec 4, 11:36 am, MarkE <mark.engl...@r bccm.comwrote:
Ithon
Pie - Fun
Dec 4 '07 #73
Dennis Lee Bieber Ã*rta:
Changing the name of the language, at this stage, means giving up
over ten years of history and rebuilding name recognition from
scratch... Along with having to rename Jython, IronPython, CherryPy,
probably Boa Constructor, the pysqlite DB adapter, numpy, scipy,
pythonwin, PythonCard, etc.
Why should they rename their project too?
Their is very big chance they wont be compatible with Python3000, just
if they rewrite their program too!

They should rename their project when they feel the name is not so good
for the project. Not because _one_ (even if it is the main) of the
depencency project renames itself. in my humble opinion its nonsense
thinking.

tsabi
Dec 4 '07 #74
On Dec 4, 11:53 am, cokofree...@gma il.com wrote:
On Dec 4, 11:36 am, MarkE <mark.engl...@r bccm.comwrote:
Ithon

Pie - Fun
Pie-a-thon?

http://montypython.tribe.net/thread/...8-8815d6ece32a

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kirstywombat/1862165664/
Dec 4 '07 #75
On Tue, 04 Dec 2007 08:31:55 +0100, Zara wrote:
On Sat, 1 Dec 2007 16:51:35 +0200, "Dotan Cohen"
<do********@gma il.comwrote:
>>On 30/11/2007, Gerardo Herzig <gh*****@fmed.u ba.arwrote:
>>You will be eaten by the Snake-Ra god tonight!

Wasn't Ra the Sun god?

He meant quetzatcoatl. We could rename the language.
That name is already taken in the programming language domain. There's a
Tiny C compiler for 6510 based targets:

http://www.kdef.com/geek/vic/quetz.html

Ciao,
Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch
Dec 4 '07 #76
Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch wrote:
On Tue, 04 Dec 2007 08:31:55 +0100, Zara wrote:
>He meant quetzatcoatl. We could rename the language.

That name is already taken in the programming language domain.
There's a Tiny C compiler for 6510 based targets:
Uh, why don't take one of his aliases? Let's call Python from now on
Tlahuizcalpante cuhtli. The scripts' extension could be ".tlapanli" .

Regards,
Björn

--
BOFH excuse #362:

Plasma conduit breach

Dec 4 '07 #77
Die, thread! Die!

grflanagan wrote:
On Dec 4, 11:53 am, cokofree...@gma il.com wrote:
>On Dec 4, 11:36 am, MarkE <mark.engl...@r bccm.comwrote:

>>Ithon
Pie - Fun

Pie-a-thon?

http://montypython.tribe.net/thread/...8-8815d6ece32a

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kirstywombat/1862165664/

--
Shane Geiger
IT Director
National Council on Economic Education
sg*****@ncee.ne t | 402-438-8958 | http://www.ncee.net

Leading the Campaign for Economic and Financial Literacy

Dec 4 '07 #78
Could we name Stackless Die, microthread! Die! then?

Cheers,
Bryan Rasmussen

On Dec 4, 2007 4:04 PM, Shane Geiger <sg*****@ncee.n etwrote:
Die, thread! Die!

grflanagan wrote:
On Dec 4, 11:53 am, cokofree...@gma il.com wrote:
On Dec 4, 11:36 am, MarkE <mark.engl...@r bccm.comwrote:
Ithon

Pie - Fun
Pie-a-thon?

http://montypython.tribe.net/thread/...8-8815d6ece32a

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kirstywombat/1862165664/


--
Shane Geiger
IT Director
National Council on Economic Education
sg*****@ncee.ne t | 402-438-8958 | http://www.ncee.net

Leading the Campaign for Economic and Financial Literacy

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http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list
Dec 4 '07 #79
En Tue, 04 Dec 2007 14:49:36 -0300, Dennis Lee Bieber
<wl*****@ix.net com.comescribió :
How about the cognate: Kulkukan?
You meant Kukulkan. If you got it wrong from "Apocalypto " (Mel Gibson),
well, it's just one of many errors in the film...

--
Gabriel Genellina

Dec 4 '07 #80

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