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- Subject: Re: Lua is not acronym
- From: Alexander Gladysh <agladysh@...>
- Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2009 03:47:41 +0300
On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 00:03, Phoenix Sol <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I've had similar thoughts to those indicated by the original poster, however...
> Is it really worth the trouble, to create a web page, register a
> domain name, set up hosting, etc.
That, actually, could be fun. :-)
> just to replace this: "Lua is not an
> acronym." with this: "http://luaisnotanacronym.org" (or whatever) ?
The point is to replace
"Please don't write Lua in all caps, it is not an acronym:
"Please don't write Lua in all caps: http://luaisnotanacronym.org"
Original about page is a bit less obvious than needed.
But, with newly discovered CSS magic, it can be made fit for the job :-)
> And similarly, on the receiving end of this, to have to follow a link
> to a page expounding on the fact that Lua is not an acronym, instead
> of simply reading "Lua is not an acronym."
> Would it really be helpful?
It could be fun. (And could be not fun, it depends...)
> Besides, the unwitting perpetrators of this outrageous blasphemy will
> most likely figure it out themselves anyway (or just go away), so why
> bother correcting them at all?
So others would not repeat the same mistake. I've seen Lua (as a
language name) written in all-caps in a lot of semi-official places
(including computer science course materials). This is really sad.
> More importantly, 'lmgtfy-style' humiliation would not make for a
> dignified welcome to new Lua users.
We can choose whatever tone we want. I'm for something witty and
polite. Lmgtfy was just an example. Perhaps not a best one.
> I humbly submit that the 'do nothing' approach is likely best with
> regard to the LUA sacrilege.
You... you wrote it! No! My eyes!..
I think that "visibility" of Lua brand usage guidelines (or whatever
you'd call proper language name capitalization) can be improved.