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On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 8:14 AM, Dirk Laurie <> wrote:
>> Changing the subject: ml seems a bit too much like ML to me (a well known
>> functional language with many subgenres).
> If one accepts this argument, then pl for Penlight sounds too much like a
> Perl file, etc.
> Ignoring case distinction, as you do, there are 26 possible one-letter names
> and 676 possible two-letter names.  Conflicts are inevitable.

Don't think NL is used for anything besides, well, newlines, a
significant European country, natural language (the ones humans use to
talk to each other), New Labor, uh...whatever. Keep whatever name you

mlc could be classes.

I can't find the attribution in all the SEO noise but somebody
respectable was asked what the biggest threat to progress in the
computer industry in the 1980s was. He said "there are only 17,576
three-letter acronyms." Of course by repeating this without
attribution on a fairly high pagerank mailing list I'm adding to the

Jay Carlson
("belongs to the problem set rather than the solution set")