On Friday, 30 January 2015 at 13:46:11 UTC, Jacob Carlborg wrote:
On 2015-01-30 13:50, Chris wrote:
I do understand where the name is coming from, but (as has
out by others already) it offers no clue as to what it is
at the name it's anybody's guess what it is. It's easier to
tool, if it has a reference to what it's all about, e.g.
Many projects/companies have completely unrelated names to what
they do. I'm tired of trying to come up with cleaver names that
have some kind of meaning.
What has "Phobos" to do with D or programming? Nothing about
"Apple" suggests they sell computers.
I see what you mean, I'm tired of clever backronyms  too.
However, DStep is not a product or a company like Apple but a
tool with a very specific use. If I look for a tool, I prefer it
to have what it does in the name, simply because it's easier to
find it with a search engine. E.g. if there is a color picker
words "color" and "picker" or something in the name
(JSColorPicker) or so, because that's what you type into the
search engine. If someone is wondering if there is an automatic
converter form C.h to D, what will s/he type? Probably something
like "C to D conversion programming" or "convert C headers/files
to D". It's not about aesthetics, it's about being practical. C2D
or CtoD (as has been suggested) are the most practical names.
"C.hD" would be a nice pun.