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digitalmars.D - Re: Stupid little iota of an idea

Andrei Alexandrescu Wrote:

 On 2/11/11 7:07 AM, foobar wrote:
 Andrei Alexandrescu Wrote:

 I don't find the name "iota" stupid.


Of course _you_ don't. However practically all the users _do_ find it poorly named, including other developers in the project.. This is the umpteenth time this comes up in the NG and incidentally this is the only reason I know what the function does. If the users think the name is stupid than it really is. That's how usability works and the fact the you think otherwise or that it might be more accurate mathematically is really not relevant. If you want D/Phobos to be used by other people besides yourself you need to cater for their requirements.

Not all users dislike iota, and besides arguments ad populum are fallacious. Iota rocks. But have at it - vote away, and I'll be glad if a better name for iota comes about. Andrei

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