D programming language

Fredrik Olsson peylow at gmail.com
Wed Oct 25 00:25:03 PDT 2006

John Reimer skrev:
> On Tue, 24 Oct 2006 07:29:29 -0700, Fredrik Olsson <peylow at gmail.com> 
> wrote:
>> Go to this page: http://developer.apple.com/leopard/overview/index.html
>> And search for: "D programming language".
>> I am pretty sure it is not our beloved D they are talking about. And I 
>> also think /the other D/ will probably get more press, and sooner.
>> Branding problem? Google hits? Etc?
>> I still think that "Mars D" could be a more unique name.
>> // Fredrik Olsson
> The language used with DTrace is not likely to be a threat.  It's been 
> around for awhile and any press it got before doesn't seem to have done 
> much for it.  Besides it's pretty much a domain specific language.  It's 
> not a D competitor at all.
I am not worrying of competition at all. I am worrying that two 
identically named languages will screw up search results, and 
conversations with the uninformed.

In short just how will http://www.google.com/codesearch react? DTrace D 
programing language have a much higher probability of becoming known to 
the large masses, will it's fame and domain specific use taint "our" D?

So point is still; I think another name like "Mars D" that is more 
unique will prove more useful in the long run. The odds of Sun changing 
their name is nil and void.

// Fredrik Olsson

> -JJR

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