The CAPI Manifesto

Vladimir Panteleev vladimir at
Sun Oct 16 20:17:56 PDT 2011

On Mon, 17 Oct 2011 05:51:57 +0300, Jonathan M Davis <jmdavisProg at>  

> Also, if we're putting it up on github, we may want to come up with a  
> cooler
> name than CAPI (though it _is_ right to the point). There's already a  
> user
> with the name CAPI ( ), so aside from whether  
> CAPI is
> a good name in its own right or not, that might cause problems. Maybe  
> pick
> something suitably Greek or Roman, given that we already have Phobos?  
> The name
> of one of the Titans would be fitting given that it relates to C (on the  
> theory
> that the Greek gods are the successors of the Titans and D's standard  
> library
> is named after a Greek god).

I think the name's fine. I don't see "<4-letter word> is already taken" as  
a valid argument, considering the huge number of users. There's a GitHub  
user called "phobos" and one called "tools", etc.

Also, I'm pretty sure the D standard library is named after Mars's moon,  
considering that D was originally named "Mars Programming Language" (after  
the company name, "Digital Mars").

Best regards,
  Vladimir                            mailto:vladimir at

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