Ok, I’m being annoying, this must have been discussed elsewhere, finding a good name is hard, impossible to get en consensus, etc.
So, I love the idea behind the pijul’s nest, and I don’t want to throw that away. I went to Wikipedia to get some inspiration and found that every other language than Spanish call this bird Ani with variations:
EN: Groove-billed ani
EO: Sulkobeka anio
FR: Ani à bec cannelé
IT: Ani beccosolcato
HU: Barázdáscsőrű ani
RU: Бороздчатоклювый ани
Another CON: '.pijulignore' will be '.aniignore', with consecutive 'i's.
PRO 1,2,3 are very tempting to me.
Or pijul community could make what mentioned mercurial one did: long name - short command, or even alias, for command (and filenames), though it can bring inconsistency. Woosh and all CONs have vanished! Along with two PROs. But pronunciation is not THAT much hard, IMO. And GitHub stars is not the thing worth rebranding, especially considering google/ddg/"possible other search engines" search results for "pijul" term (Pijul is the first from top, yay!).
We thought about giving pijul-the-command a name that is directly related to its function (something like "contribute" or "coop"), and keeping pijul as the name of the mascot.
How about "chord"/"accord" — as a theme of co-operation and musicality? :)
@vlad Not much sense, these are as long as pijul and even longer o:
How about the alias pj?
But actually I think it's not a big problem, a good one would be pij but that already autocompletes to pijul anyway when I hit TAB.
I was also thinking about pj as the executable name (eg. rg for repgrep). But well, I thought ani was cool, short and international.
The issue with very short names is that the chance of conflicts with other executables increases.
Maybe it might be best to just leave pijul and let users alias it however they wish. For example, I alias it to pl on my system; others might want pjl, or pj or vcs or something else depending on whether they already have software/custom scripts/shell functions with the same or similar name.
I also think pijul is fine, and people start to be familiar with it.
The goal was to open a discussion.
I guess it can be closed now.
Well, I know @pmeunier was considering changing the name at some point, so I don't know if the discussion should be close already or not.
TL;DR: Starling / St
Hi ! What about Starling ? Their murmuration seems to be like the patch theory and the easy way of maintening, merging or reorganising the global shape without leader.
And they are beautiful