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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
It's got the name "Apache"
It's got the original name "Open Office"
And it doesn't have some funny french word "Libre" in the name.
Apache OpenOffice 3.4 released
Posted May 10, 2012 23:26 UTC (Thu) by dgm (subscriber, #49227)
And, btw, why do you feel this way about a word? Isn't Office english enough for you? Are you afraid of becoming less masculine or something?
Posted May 10, 2012 23:28 UTC (Thu) by dgm (subscriber, #49227)
Posted May 14, 2012 12:44 UTC (Mon) by mpr22 (subscriber, #60784)
While I have no semantic or cultural objection to the name, I do have an aesthetic one: /ə.ɒ/ (i.e. mid-central vowel followed by a short open back rounded vowel, with a syllable boundary between them), as found in the middle of "LibreOffice", seems phonologically misbegotten to this particular Anglophone's ear.
(From the software standpoint, I'm in favour of LO rather than AOO.)
Posted May 14, 2012 13:41 UTC (Mon) by dgm (subscriber, #49227)
Posted May 14, 2012 14:32 UTC (Mon) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
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