[haiku] Re: Hotline server?

  • From: James Stafford <sariatv@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 23:30:01 +0000

Personally I like "epic". A little overambitious to use that word in
the name of a server focused on an obscure abandonware OS perhaps, but
it's pretty cool.

Anyhow... I see where you're coming from. Wouldn't application names
just get longer and longer as developers run out of poetry terms and
names of poets? I can see it now... Kerouac Accounts; budget all that
cigarette drinking and coffee smoking in one simple click! But
seriously, I quite like the standard naming conventions that come with
software. For instance, I could tell by just looking at the name of an
application what platform it runs on (for example, MacWrite and
WinWord) without having to look to a separate piece of information.
You could tell by just hearing "Haiku Paint" that it's probably your
basic meat and potatoes paint program written for Haiku. Another one
could be "BePad", that's pretty self explanatory too. Obviously
different names for different projects adds colour, but the me-too
naming system has its advantages.

Going back to Kerouac... I think that'd be a pretty neat name for a
server. I'll investigate tomorrow what needs doing to get it online...

- James

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