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1 # What do we call the new general purpose ack?
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3 Ack is too surprising to non-programmers. There will be a less
4 surprising, more greplike tool that takes goodness from ack. But
5 what do we call it?
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7 Must be
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9 * pronouncable
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10 * and monosyllabic
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11 * easy to type
12 * three characters
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13 * four maaaaybe if it's super easy to type, say, like "akjf"
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14 * relatively low Googling conflict
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15 * not already a word
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16 * No conflict with existing [BSD ports](http://www.freebsd.org/ports/),
17 [Ubuntu packages](http://packages.ubuntu.com/) or [Fedora RPMs](http://rpm.pbone.net/).
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19 * [acronymfinder.com](http://www.acronymfinder.com/) is handy for overloaded name conflicts.
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21 # Favorites
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23 kap -- easy type, same short A sound as ack, direct and unambiguous
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25 kel -- another good K name
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27 wij -- easy type, abbreviates to "Where In Jesus' name did I put..."
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29 gus -- general unified search, don't like the name so much, though
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31 glo -- Kinda grep-like, easy type, very pronouncable, could get confused with "glow"?
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33 # Ideas
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35 erg -- Relates to doing work. Downside is that it's all left-hand.
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72a7fb3 @petdance rst
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37 rst -- follows the standard of TCP flags like ack, pronounceable as "rist", easy to type, I don't like the lack of vowel.
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39 xoa -- singularly mine, no conflicts, but not pronouncable. "zoe-uh"?
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41 bix -- easy to type, but always refers to Bix Beiderbecke, or Byte Information Exchange
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43 bax -- easy type, my first dog, sounds ack-like, could sound like "backs" like "backups"
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45 dij
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47 gim
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49 hap
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51 kel
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53 kif
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55 mug
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57 nak -- easy to type, but implies negative of ack.
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59 nif
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61 orp
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64 # Won't work
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66 lak -- could be confused with "ack" or worse, "lack"
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68 puf -- parallel URL fetcher
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70 dit -- overloaded meaning
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72 jix -- Joomla Import/Export
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74 jak -- video game character
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76 fid -- too close to "find"
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78 pof -- points to dating site plentyoffish.com
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80 dif -- Too close to "diff"
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