On Tuesday, 3 March 2015 at 09:03:44 UTC, weaselcat wrote:
On Tuesday, 3 March 2015 at 08:14:55 UTC, Russel Winder wrote:
On Mon, 2015-03-02 at 23:00 +0000, CraigDillabaugh via
Yes, but I didn't see Rust, Nimrod, or Go on there, so I
suppose we are on even footing with our main competition.
It's called Nim now. I suspect there was a rationale for the
but I am not sure it was worth it.
The rationale was that Nimrod has a fairly negative meaning
attached to it in American(?) English. I'm not sure if it
exists in other English dialects.
In Canada (were are about 1/2 way between the Brits + Americans)
at least it was/is a derogatory term for someone who wasn't too
bright. I always thought the name was a bit awkward because of
that, and I should have remembered that they renamed it Nim.