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Rename the language to something that's not a homophone of "Ruby." #79

bobisme opened this issue May 7, 2017 · 2 comments


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commented May 7, 2017

As an American, if I read, "rooby," I read it such that it sounds exactly like "ruby."

I imagine a verbal conversation to go something like:

Bob: Hey I found this new language called "Rooby."
Sandi Metz: Yeah... I think I know something about that.
Bob: No, it's "rooby" with two o's. It's written in Go.
Alan Turing: Go, like the ancient Chinese board game?
Bob: ... where am I?

If you renamed it to "goby" you'd get all the cleverness of a portmanteau and a built-in mascot.


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commented May 8, 2017

@bobisme Hi I do consider renaming this project, but I haven't decide when to do this. BTW goby is a good candidate, thanks for your suggestion 😄

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commented May 10, 2017

@bobisme Hello, I already renamed this project to goby, thanks for your advice!

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