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- Subject: Re: Lua is not acronym
- From: John Passaniti <john@...>
- Date: Sun, 6 Dec 2009 23:13:07 -0500
On Sun, Dec 6, 2009 at 7:47 PM, Alexander Gladysh <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Is it really worth the trouble, to create a web page, register a
>> domain name, set up hosting, etc.
> That, actually, could be fun. :-)
I'm all for fun. But really, when I come across people who write LUA,
I just gently write "Lua is not an acronym" and that tends to be
I think this happens to most programming languages that aren't
acronyms. I've seen references to mysterious languages like PASCAL,
JAVA, LISP (yes, I know the backronym), and FORTH. Oh, and that goes
for other things too-- I've seen someone claim that they knew
Microsoft EXCEL, and that they enjoyed using LINUX. And then
sometimes you see it go the other way. BASIC started off as an
acronym, but Microsoft later came out with Visual Basic.
I don't think a web site saying "it's not an acronym" is needed. But
then again, I don't think half the web is needed...