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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Incubator Proposal: Pig
Date Mon, 24 Sep 2007 17:22:06 GMT
Speaking just for myself, I find the name unusual but not offensive  
or even provocative. The fact that you wouldn't eat an animal doesn't  
mean you deny its existence...

Of course, I thought the language was officially called igpay atinlay.

Craig

On Sep 24, 2007, at 10:15 AM, Doug Cutting wrote:

> Niclas Hedhman wrote:
>> a) The name "Pig" is somewhat provocative (not kosher/halal) and I  
>> would like to hear the rationale behind the name, and whether  
>> there are any willingness to look for another name.
>
> It is not meant to be provocative.  It is named after the animal  
> and is not an acronym.  It also provides a convenient name for the  
> query language, "Pig Latin".  I'm sure that the developers would  
> have some regret about changing the name, but if it were truly  
> determined to be offensive then I believe there would be a  
> willingness to change it.
>
> Doug
>
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Craig Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System http://java.sun.com/products/jdo
408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@sun.com
P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!


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