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wlterm: the native Wayland terminal emulator

wlterm: the native Wayland terminal emulator

Posted Sep 27, 2012 20:44 UTC (Thu) by andresfreund (subscriber, #69562)
In reply to: wlterm: the native Wayland terminal emulator by boudewijn
Parent article: wlterm: the native Wayland terminal emulator

Unless its names you cannot sensibly search the web for like 'perf'.


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wlterm: the native Wayland terminal emulator

Posted Sep 28, 2012 11:07 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

Language names are much worse. Clojure is a nice searchable name. Haskell is OK on this front (though it's both a personal and family name so is somewhat ambiguous); Java is tolerable, but C? Go? Not much chance of finding *that*.

wlterm: the native Wayland terminal emulator

Posted Sep 28, 2012 11:15 UTC (Fri) by andresfreund (subscriber, #69562) [Link]

C has a pretty good excuse with being around before the web, universally available search engines and all but I still cannot grok what made the go designers choose that name.
Its as if the respective authors have desire of not being used/searched/found.

wlterm: the native Wayland terminal emulator

Posted Sep 28, 2012 12:28 UTC (Fri) by madscientist (subscriber, #16861) [Link]

You guys do know that you can use more than one word at a time with Google, right? I mean, you can type "programming language go" and ... amazing! ... first hit.

wlterm: the native Wayland terminal emulator

Posted Sep 28, 2012 20:33 UTC (Fri) by deepfire (guest, #26138) [Link]

Good luck with not missing the rare pages which are actually apropos to your needs this way..

wlterm: the native Wayland terminal emulator

Posted Sep 28, 2012 13:41 UTC (Fri) by tzafrir (subscriber, #11501) [Link]

Not that long before the WEB. C was invented in 1972. In 1984 Knuth reported in an article about his Pascal program(PDF):
I chose the name WEB partly because it was one of the few three-letter words of English that hadn’t already been applied to computers.

wlterm: the native Wayland terminal emulator

Posted Sep 29, 2012 10:29 UTC (Sat) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

And he was right! At the time. If he could look twenty years forward I think he might perhaps have chosen another name, *any* other name. :)

wlterm: the native Wayland terminal emulator

Posted Oct 4, 2012 12:16 UTC (Thu) by juliank (subscriber, #45896) [Link]

Searching for golang usually works good enough.

wlterm: the native Wayland terminal emulator

Posted Oct 4, 2012 21:14 UTC (Thu) by jnareb (subscriber, #46500) [Link]

> Unless its names you cannot sensibly search the web for like 'perf'.

I agree that 'perf' subsystem is a stupidly unsearchable name... so try searching for 'perf events' instead.


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