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

Matthew K Jensen matt.torment at
Tue Sep 7 08:01:24 CEST 2004

Robert Kern <rkern at> wrote in message news:<chip9c$vh$1 at>...
> 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 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.

DX - a type of radio transmission
DX - a defunct wrestling tag-team
DX - a certification of film (I think)
DX - Degenerative Exponential
DX - Dynamic XML
DX - a user on slashdot (I think)

there's the ones I can think of

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