Just Mu would be an amusing Perlish pun based on Muttsu... Making the interpretation either Perl "six" or Perl "most undefined".
I like yary's idea too. Frankly, if Perl had an identity, I would not care about the name. I feel like it lacks that right now. -- Aaron Sherman, M.: P: 617-440-4332 // E: a...@ajs.com Toolsmith, developer, gamer and life-long student. On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 3:50 PM, Brent Laabs <bsla...@gmail.com> wrote: > Thanks for the summary of the high points, as there were a large number of > low points in previous discussions. > > Roku is not the only reading for 六 in Japanese, the kun reading is > muttsu. So we could become Mupperl. What's the counter word for computer > languages, anyway? > > > > On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 12:15 PM, Aaron Sherman <a...@ajs.com> wrote: > >> I think this is a fine place, personally. Past discussions have included >> these high points as I recall them: >> >> >> 1. Perl is definitely the family name >> 2. Rakudo started out as the name of an implementation, but started >> to wander into being the name of the specific leaf in the family tree >> 3. Problem is that that leaves us uncertain of the status of >> non-Rakudo-the-implementation implementations. Are they now Rakudo too? >> That's confusing at best. >> >> >> IMHO, 6 has always been the personal name, but it could be changed to >> something that's "sixish" without being an explicit number. Normally, I'd >> recommend Latin, but Perl Sex is probably not where anyone wants to go... >> Roku is Japanese, but also the name of a popular device, and thus >> confusing... >> >> >> >> >> >> >> -- >> Aaron Sherman, M.: >> P: 617-440-4332 <(617)%20440-4332> // E: a...@ajs.com >> Toolsmith, developer, gamer and life-long student. >> >> On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 10:41 AM, yary <not....@gmail.com> wrote: >> >>> I recall coming across a post saying the Perl6 name is up for discussion >>> - searched & found this post now https://6lang.party/post/The-H >>> ot-New-Language-Named-Rakudo describes it. Is there a forum where the >>> name's being discussed that I can read? >>> >>> Woke up this morning with a name proposal that seemed to have a lot >>> going for it, but from that post it seems Lizmat et al have a good choice >>> already & I don't want to add to bikeshedding... wondering what the >>> thinking is right now. >>> >>> -y >>> >> >> >