On Tuesday, May 30, 2017 19:23:42 Jack Stouffer via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: > On Tuesday, 30 May 2017 at 18:06:56 UTC, Walter Bright wrote: > > I fear the conversation will go like this, like it has for me: > > N: DCompute > > W: What's DCompute? > > N: Enables GPU programming with D > > W: Cool! > > > > instead of: > > N: D-GPU > > W: Cool! I can use D to program GPUs! > > This was literally what happened to me when I saw the headline.
The same thing happened to me when dcompute was brought up at dconf. Personally, "compute" just seems like a synonym for calculate that implies that a computer was used. So, compute seems incredibly generic to me and has no connection whatsoever to GPUs - but then again, I don't do GPU programming at all. It wouldn't surprise me if what this comes down to is that folks who regularly do GPU programming would think that compute likely referred to the GPU, whereas those who don't wouldn't, but I don't know. However, I would think having GPU in the name would connect with more people than compute would, since it would also mean something to those who aren't intimately familiar with the domain, whereas compute likely doesn't. - Jonathan M Davis