On Wednesday, May 31, 2017 09:07:16 ParticlePeter via Digitalmars-d-announce 
> On Tuesday, 30 May 2017 at 18:06:56 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
> > On 5/30/2017 5:12 AM, Nicholas Wilson wrote:
> >> Ah, isn't English wonderful. I guess Walter is suffering the
> >> inverse of the Calvin & Hobbes "Verbing nouns weirds the
> >> language", nouning verbs does weird the language, but only to
> >> those who aren't used to that particular nouning of the verb.
> >
> > Just to clarify, I find that "Compute" is not evocative of
> > "GPU". I read "CUDA by Example" a couple years ago, and even
> > downloaded the CUDA SDK and compiled/ran a simple program on a
> > graphics card. But I never noticed that "Compute" had anything
> > specific to do with GPU programming.
> >
> > 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!
> >
> > The problem with the first conversation is W may just move on
> > to the next topic rather than investigate what DCompute is.
> D-GPU is very misleading to people who use the GPU for its
> original purpose, which is graphics programming. One could assume
> D-GPU being an alternative to Vulkan, OpenGL, DirectX.
> The term 'compute' is well established with the community of
> people using the gpu for, well, compute purpose. You need to ask
> your self if you want to attract people who understand that term
> and are willing to use or try it with D, or if you want to inform
> a broader spectrum of people that 'D' can now do some (whatever)
> stuff on the 'GPU'.
> So +1 for DCompute, but if you insist you should definitely
> narrow it down to D-GPGPU.

Something like d-compute-gpu or d-gpu-compute maybe?

I don't know. Maybe dcompute is fine, but it's clear that for a number of
folks, it's a pretty meaningless name. On the other hand, I don't know how
many of such folks would even be interestend in using it.

- Jonathan M Davis

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