Anyone know anything named DX? (was Re: Announcing PyCs)

Mark Hahn mark at prothon.org
Tue Sep 7 01:08:56 CEST 2004


On Mon, 06 Sep 2004 15:45:01 -0700, Robert Kern wrote:

> Mark Hahn wrote:
>> On Wed, 1 Sep 2004 22:19:25 -0800, EP wrote:
>> 
>> 
>>>Jeremy Bowers commented:
>> 
>> 
>>>If you can't come up with a good name, use a letter and symbol or 
>>>three (but no more than 3), e.g. C, C++, C#.  Such will be 
>>>non-objectionable, but will not help you in getting your 
>>>language/technology adopted, or even remembered.
>> 
>> 
>> Well, I gave up on coming up with a good name so I'm taking your advice and
>> using DX, for Dynamic Xml language. 
> 
> I'd be cautious about that. "dynamic xml" googles up a large number of hits.
> 
>> I had a number of cute names like
>> groovy but I just couldn't stand the thought of a cute name.  I also had
>> acronyms like UDXL but that would get lost in the sea of acronyms.  So my
>> web-site will be dx-lang.org and all will be well.
>> 
>> Does anyone know of any conflicts for DX?  Any existing software projects?
>> Any languages?  I know all about all the ham radio stuff but I assume that
>> is a non-issue.
> 
> There's IBM's Data Explorer (DX) although its most recent incarnation 
> has been released as an open source project under the name OpenDX.

That looks pretty bad.  Even though it's only on high-end workstations it
is a language and you run it with >DX

Oh well.




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