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September 16, 2012
totally satisfied :D
The best idea I had today: rename D into :D

* Easier to google
* the :D experience (Satisfied Customers smile)
* :D associates with programming, it is symbol in f.e. LISP and 
Ruby
* backwards compatible: no need to update sitename, etc.
* Its predecessor is :C, a very very unhappy language

I hope :D parses in D community.

Jøn


ps :C reminds me of Retort in the Muppet show: use C to have your 
programming experiments blow up on you.
September 16, 2012
Re: totally satisfied :D
Nice :D  Love it
September 17, 2012
Re: totally satisfied :D
On Sunday, 16 September 2012 at 21:59:30 UTC, Jøn wrote:
> The best idea I had today: rename D into :D
>
> * Easier to google

You might be surprised to see that D is the number 1 result for 
":D" even today.

David
September 17, 2012
Re: totally satisfied :D
On Monday, September 17, 2012 09:05:48 David Nadlinger wrote:
> On Sunday, 16 September 2012 at 21:59:30 UTC, Jøn wrote:
> > The best idea I had today: rename D into :D
> > 
> > * Easier to google
> 
> You might be surprised to see that D is the number 1 result for
> ":D" even today.

The search results seem to be identical whether you search for D or :D, so the 
colon seems to be ignored. Of course, the fact that dlang.org comes up first 
could just be because google taylors its results to you, and we're both people 
who deal with D (and presumably search for it from time to time) already.

- Jonathan M Davis
September 17, 2012
Re: totally satisfied :D
+1

Il giorno lun, 17/09/2012 alle 00.00 +0200, "Jøn" ha scritto:

> The best idea I had today: rename D into :D
> 
> * Easier to google
> * the :D experience (Satisfied Customers smile)
> * :D associates with programming, it is symbol in f.e. LISP and 
> Ruby
> * backwards compatible: no need to update sitename, etc.
> * Its predecessor is :C, a very very unhappy language
> 
> I hope :D parses in D community.
> 
> Jøn
> 
> 
> ps :C reminds me of Retort in the Muppet show: use C to have your 
> programming experiments blow up on you.
>
September 17, 2012
Re: totally satisfied :D
> * Its predecessor is :C, a very very unhappy language

lawl
September 17, 2012
Re: totally satisfied :D
On Monday, 17 September 2012 at 07:16:15 UTC, Jonathan M Davis 
wrote:
> On Monday, September 17, 2012 09:05:48 David Nadlinger wrote:
>> On Sunday, 16 September 2012 at 21:59:30 UTC, Jøn wrote:
>> > The best idea I had today: rename D into :D
>> > 
>> > * Easier to google
>> 
>> You might be surprised to see that D is the number 1 result for
>> ":D" even today.
>
> The search results seem to be identical whether you search for 
> D or :D, so the
> colon seems to be ignored.

This was exactly my point – prepending a colon doesn't 
magically make the name "easier to google" (if the proposal was 
even meant serious in the first place).

> Of course, the fact that dlang.org comes up first
> could just be because google taylors its results to you, and 
> we're both people
> who deal with D (and presumably search for it from time to 
> time) already.

I used a completely fresh browser session and was connected via 
my university network, so unless Google does a really worrying 
amount of tracking…

David
September 17, 2012
Re: totally satisfied :D
On Monday, September 17, 2012 14:21:45 David Nadlinger wrote:
> I used a completely fresh browser session and was connected via
> my university network, so unless Google does a really worrying
> amount of tracking…

If you're logged in, it'll use that, and it'll probably use your IP, but if 
you weren't logged in, and your IP wasn't one that you'd had before, then 
unless they're tracking via cookies, then I wouldn't expect them to be 
tracking you. It's actually possible to do a fairly good job of tracking you 
if you have javascript and/or flash enabled, because they can get at the list 
of fonts and whatnot on your computer, making you rather unique very quickly 
unless you have a _very_ standard setup (there was a paper about it not too 
long ago that got referenced on slashdot), but I wouldn't expect them to be 
going to all of that trouble. So, it sounds like it's fairly likely that 
dlange.org is starting to be the winning hit for searching the letter D, which 
is a good thing.

- Jonathan M Davis
September 17, 2012
Re: totally satisfied :D
On Sunday, 16 September 2012 at 21:59:30 UTC, Jøn wrote:
>
> The best idea I had today: rename D into :D
>
> * Easier to google
> * the :D experience (Satisfied Customers smile)
> * :D associates with programming, it is symbol in f.e. LISP and 
> Ruby
> * backwards compatible: no need to update sitename, etc.
> * Its predecessor is :C, a very very unhappy language
>
> I hope :D parses in D community.
>
> Jøn
>
>
> ps :C reminds me of Retort in the Muppet show: use C to have 
> your programming experiments blow up on you.

I think that is a great idea. Or at least, make it the official 
logo/mascot, or the unofficial name.

It is these kinds of details give programmers a more personal 
bond with the language they are coding in.

----
 I am a :D coder
September 17, 2012
Re: totally satisfied :D
On Monday, 17 September 2012 at 07:16:15 UTC, Jonathan M Davis 
wrote:
> On Monday, September 17, 2012 09:05:48 David Nadlinger wrote:
>> On Sunday, 16 September 2012 at 21:59:30 UTC, Jøn wrote:
>> > The best idea I had today: rename D into :D
>> > 
>> > * Easier to google
>> 
>> You might be surprised to see that D is the number 1 result for
>> ":D" even today.
>
> The search results seem to be identical whether you search for 
> D or :D, so the
> colon seems to be ignored. Of course, the fact that dlang.org 
> comes up first
> could just be because google taylors its results to you, and 
> we're both people
> who deal with D (and presumably search for it from time to 
> time) already.
>
> - Jonathan M Davis

Yep, I regretted the Google suggestion soon afterwards, because 
:D is more common than D in other contexts.

But I do think :D is a better brand, more recognizable, and D 
sure needs a little help in that area. So if the search results 
do not change... that at least leaves the option open.

Anyway, the post was for your entertainment. But from what we 
entertain the future springs. So surely D future is :D ...
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