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From Rakesh Radhakrishnan <rakeshr.apa...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: BookKeeper vs. Bookkeeper
Date Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:30:00 GMT
+1 for BookKeeper :)

HDFS has a contrib module named BKJM (BookKeeperJournalManager), I think
bunch of people already familiar with BK acronym.

-Rakesh

On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 10:17 PM, Flavio Junqueira <fpjunqueira@yahoo.com>
wrote:

> +1 for BookKeeper. I like it because it makes clear where the acronym BK
> comes from, and it creates a link to ZooKeeper, a system we rely on. It is
> actually not uncommon that project names violate capitalization or grammar
> rules in general, so it really doesn't bother me. Not to mention that we
> have been used it this way for quite a long time.
>
> -Flavio
>
>
>   On Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:01 AM, Ivan Kelly <ivank@apache.org>
> wrote:
>
>
>
> Hi folks,
>
> Now that we are going top level, we have a chance to fix something
> that has been bugging me since I started working on the project; the
> superfluously capitalization of K in the name. The word 'bookkeeper'
> is a single word. The norms of capitalization, in written language,
> and also in CamelCase, dictate that only the first letter of a word
> should ever be capitalized. What's more, since people are familiar
> with this, the lean towards doing this, only remembering to add the K
> some of the time. So we end up in the following situation.
>
> ivank@trainmoney-ll ~/src/bookkeeper Thu Oct
> 23 10:45:31 [0 jobs] [hist 10099]
> $ find . -name *.java -exec grep Bookkeeper {} \; | wc -l
> 763
> ivank@trainmoney-ll ~/src/bookkeeper Thu Oct
> 23 10:45:36 [0 jobs] [hist 10100]
> $ find . -name *.java -exec grep BookKeeper {} \; | wc -l
> 682
>
> In the code, Bookkeeper is actually more common.
>
> The word bookkeeper is hard enough to type, with 3 consecutive double
> letters, without having a random capitalization in the middle.
>
> Does this annoy anyone else? Should we kill the K?
>
> Regards
> Ivan
>
>
>

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