What do we call the new general purpose ack?
Ack is too surprising to non-programmers. There will be a less surprising, more greplike tool that takes goodness from ack. But what do we call it?
- and monosyllabic
- easy to type
- three characters
- four maaaaybe if it's super easy to type, say, like "akjf"
- relatively low Googling conflict
- not already a word
acronymfinder.com is handy for overloaded name conflicts.
kap -- easy type, same short A sound as ack, direct and unambiguous
kel -- another good K name
wij -- easy type, abbreviates to "Where In Jesus' name did I put..."
gus -- general unified search, don't like the name so much, though
glo -- Kinda grep-like, easy type, very pronouncable, could get confused with "glow"?
erg -- Relates to doing work. Downside is that it's all left-hand.
rst -- follows the standard of TCP flags like ack, pronounceable as "rist", easy to type, I don't like the lack of vowel.
xoa -- singularly mine, no conflicts, but not pronouncable. "zoe-uh"?
bix -- easy to type, but always refers to Bix Beiderbecke, or Byte Information Exchange
bax -- easy type, my first dog, sounds ack-like, could sound like "backs" like "backups"
nak -- easy to type, but implies negative of ack.
lak -- could be confused with "ack" or worse, "lack"
puf -- parallel URL fetcher
dit -- overloaded meaning
jix -- Joomla Import/Export
jak -- video game character
fid -- too close to "find"
pof -- points to dating site plentyoffish.com
dif -- Too close to "diff"