Re: [irs-discuss] What's in a name?

Jakob Heitz <> Mon, 12 November 2012 19:56 UTC

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The similarity between
Routing Information Protocol
Rest In Peace
never confused anyone.
Did it?

Jakob Heitz.

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Subject: Re: [irs-discuss] What's in a name?

PRI - Programmatic Routing Interface

Though this clashes with PRI of ISDN fame that has long been buried. IRS, besides the obvious clash can mess up the search results. Also, I don't see a good reason to include 'System' in the acronym.

On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 6:49 AM, Adrian Farrel <<>> wrote:
Personally, I find discussions of what name/acronym to use a bit sad. I've had
enough code review hours wasted debating the names of variables to not want to
spend any more time on this sort of thing.

However, I note that there was some unease about the use of IRS. If we really
need to find a new name for this work (and I note that RSI is also used for
something else) we need to find a solution soon.

Can I suggest that only those people who have a strong objection to IRS need to
contribute to the discussion. Furthermore, we don't need suggestions to be
floated, we need solid and definite proposals. That way we will possibly reach a
serious conclusion quickly.


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