[Mono-list] Name of the CSharp Shell

Abe Gillespie abe.gillespie at gmail.com
Mon Sep 22 14:42:16 EDT 2008

Just for the record, we shouldn't be deciding the name of a product
based on its Googlability.  I'll leave it as an exercise for the
reader as to why that's a ridiculous metric.


On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 2:16 AM, Enver ALTIN <ealtin at gmail.com> wrote:
> imcs reminds me of some instant messaging blah, and I don't like the csi
> either for obvious reasons.
> I think following the tradition and adding the `sh` suffix is a really
> good idea because the thing by its nature targets unix-savvy people and
> not the Visual Studio community. And unix-savvy people know very well
> what a shell is good for.
> So yeah, I vote for Juan's second idea: csish. It has 701 hits on
> Google, I'm pretty sure a wiki page on go-mono.com will be #1 soon.
> On Sun, 2008-09-21 at 17:39 -0400, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
>>     The name of the C# shell today is `csharp', but this is awkward to
>> type, we have been considering renaming it, the options are:
>> * csi - stands for C# interactive
>>       Pros: short, cute, easy to remember.
>>       Cons: popular TV show.
>> * imcs - interactive Mono C# compiler
>>       Pros: similar to `gmcs' and `mcs'
>>       Cons: hard to figure out it exists.
> --
> Enver
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