[E-Lang] Proposed Naming Convention Changes
Jonathan S. Shapiro
Thu, 23 Aug 2001 09:06:32 -0400
> He thinks we should drop "pass" and instead, use "grip".
A piece of (perhaps irrelevant) ancient history.
In 1983, the robotics lab at the University of Pennsylvania received three
new high-end computers (vax 11/750s). Ned Batcholder solicited naming
suggestions and held a vote. Computer scientists being what we are, the
winning entries were "Grip", "Grope", and "Fondle".
Ned had the wisdom to discard these choices. Hopefully, we do to.