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D - Core Library Name

reply Benji Smith <dlanguage xxagg.com> writes:
I was thinking some idle thoughts this afternoon, and I thought that
the nicest name for the d standard library might be "core" instead of
"d" or "D".

So, we'd have this:

import core.string;
import core.zip;

...instead of this:

import d.string;
import d.zip;

I think it's much nicer.
Oct 28 2003
parent reply J C Calvarese <jcc7 cox.net> writes:
Benji Smith wrote:
 I was thinking some idle thoughts this afternoon, and I thought that
 the nicest name for the d standard library might be "core" instead of
 "d" or "D".
 
 So, we'd have this:
 
 import core.string;
 import core.zip;
 
 ...instead of this:
 
 import d.string;
 import d.zip;
 
 I think it's much nicer.

Good idea. I like "core". I still like "dlib" a lot, but "core" is much more desirable than "d" or "D". 5 Reasons Why "core" Is A Good Name for the D Standard Library -------------------------------------------------------------- 1) Clear: Easy to remember because it's a self-explaining name. 2) Concise: It's brief (but it's not abbreviated). 3) Convention: Uncontroversially keeps with the lowercase-only module naming convention. 4) Unique: A four letter word is less likely to already appear in code than a single letter. 5) Permanent: No need to change if Walter reverts D's name back to Mars. ;) JC http://jcc_7.tripod.com/d/
Oct 28 2003
parent "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
"J C Calvarese" <jcc7 cox.net> wrote in message
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 if Walter reverts D's name back to Mars. ;)

Not bloody likely <g>.
Oct 28 2003