> > Log message: > > * Write fvwm in lower case everywhere > > I disagree with this policy. > > > (sigh, FVWM has been popping up all over > > the place since the last time I cahanged this).. > > That's because lower case acronyms are counter-intuitive & > uncommon.
My opinion is that * Acronyms are counter-intuitive and uncommon. * Words written in capital letters offend the eye and are difficult to read. * Fvwm is just a name. Almost nobody cares what the letters stand for or whether they stand for anything. * In common language, words are written in lower case. * Documents teeming with MWM, EWMH, GNOME, FVWM, WINDOWFOO.PL, TAB, SPACE, META, KDE, QT, GTK, XPM, PNG, SVG, ICCCM, GTK+ etc. are simply difficult to read. * There have always been much more places where "fvwm" was written that "FVWM". * Writing acronyms in capitals is technically wrong. EMWH does not stand for "Enhanced Window Manager Hints" (which is incorrect in English language) but for "enhanced window manager hints". * In common language, words are written in lower case. * The executable's name is "fvwm". * The tarball's name is "fvwm-something.tar.gz". * Nobody who thinks FVWM is the better name ever made any effort to unify the spelling (which means to edit hundreds of files manually). > The standard convention is to spell acronyms in capitals. I never thought of fvwm as an acronym. Ciao Dominik ^_^ ^_^ -- GMX FreeMail: 1 GB Postfach, 5 E-Mail-Adressen, 10 Free SMS. Alle Infos und kostenlose Anmeldung: http://www.gmx.net/de/go/freemail