[Twisted-Python] suggestions for naming to help us preserve a Twisted trademark

Kuba Konczyk jakamkon at gmail.com
Sat May 31 03:25:42 MDT 2008

2008/5/31 Duncan McGreggor <duncan.mcgreggor at gmail.com>:
> On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 2:03 PM,  <glyph at divmod.com> wrote:
>> On 03:31 pm, phil at bubblehouse.org wrote:
>>> I have to say, personally, there's pretty much no way I would ever name a
>>> project 'Twisty' anything ;-).
>> OK, OK, I get it.  Everybody hates "Twisty" :).
> Seriously. I groaned audibly upon hearing about it :-)
>> I should have been more
>> careful to separate the specific suggestion of "Twisty" (which was just
>> something that popped into my head) in my original message from the need for
>> a word like this.  I wasn't totally set on it.
>>> Of course, I understand this wouldn't be a requirement, but if this is to
>>> be a useful marketing technique, whatever the prefix is needs to be obvious,
>>> but also inconsequential. That's the thing that's great about the Java
>>> convention, once you're familiar with it, you pretty much stop seeing the J.
>>> Same with the tired but successful iSomething.
>> You've convinced me.  I still think "Twi" sounds okay (better than "Twisty")
>>  "Tx" (evocative of "TwistedmatriX", "Transmit", "Twisted multipleXed"?)
>>  "T"?  I'd suggest "Tw" but I feel like it has to be pronounceable, and "Tw"
>> forces the first letter of your project to be a vowel (whereas "Tx" could be
>> pronounced "Tix").
>>> I think a one- or two-letter prefix is pretty much the best option
> Man, I think you totally hit it on the nose with your "tx" suggestion:
> tx.snmp, tx.storage. I maintain the Twisted-JSONRPC package, and I
> will change the namespace from twisted.web.jsonrpc to tx.jsonrpc. Not
> only does it have a cool sound, entails "TwistedmatriX", is associated
> with "transmit", but it could also stand for "Twisted eXtensions" (in
> the "add on" sense).
I really like tx. too and you perfectly explained why :)


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