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I have already used the name for *MY* programming language #9

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gopherbot opened this Issue Nov 11, 2009 · 1,095 comments

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gopherbot commented Nov 11, 2009

by fmccabe:

I have been working on a programming language, also called Go, for the last 10 years.
There have 
been papers published on this and I have a book.

I would appreciate it if google changed the name of this language; as I do not want to
have to 
change my language!
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dsymonds commented Nov 11, 2009

Comment 1:

References?
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gopherbot commented Nov 11, 2009

Comment 2 by fmccabe:

If you google (sic) francis mccabe go you will find some references.
I published the book on lulu.com
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gopherbot commented Nov 11, 2009

Comment 3 by reidellis:

I think Mr McCabe's language is called "Go!". Here's the Lulu link:
http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/lets-go/641689
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gopherbot commented Nov 11, 2009

Comment 4 by niral.n95:

reidellis: is right! its "Lets Go!" or "Go!". This is google "go", "The Go 
Programming Language" Bigg Difference.. :)
P.s. Anyone hearing the release of Google "go" would have picked up their book that 
never sold and started finding the work "GO" and as they would find their 1st "GO" 
they wil go , Eureka! :)
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gopherbot commented Nov 11, 2009

Comment 5 by fmccabe:

My language is called Go!. The book is called Let's Go!. 
The issue is not whether or not Google's go will be well known. It is one of fairness.
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gopherbot commented Nov 11, 2009

Comment 6 by zhenshe41:

In Go! , can the IDE know the differences between Go! and go ?
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gopherbot commented Nov 11, 2009

Comment 7 by shirish4you:

ah... Google should change the name...
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gopherbot commented Nov 11, 2009

Comment 8 by marcio.andreeta:

"In Go! , can the IDE know the differences between Go! and go ?"
I don't know about the IDE, but I just tested and google search engine sure can't.
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gopherbot commented Nov 11, 2009

Comment 9 by spronkey:

Indeed they should. Full support for you, Mr. McCabe. It's not that hard to find 
references to your language online either - it was on the first page of Bing, second 
of Google for 'go programming language'.
In fact, the title of the Google go tutorial page is even "Let's Go".
It would be pretty poor for you folks Google to keep this name given your "do no 
evil" slogan!
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gopherbot commented Nov 11, 2009

Comment 10 by nofakesallowed:

Google should totally change the name, fmccabe you should find a (cheap) lawyer just
in case...
Google has deep pockets.
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gopherbot commented Nov 11, 2009

Comment 11 by nofakesallowed:

btw, what's up reddit
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Comment 12 by alex.salkever:

fmcabe -- could you contact me at alex @ dailyfinance.com? Might want to write a
little article about this. Thanks.
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gopherbot commented Nov 11, 2009

Comment 13 by edward.benson:

Google, here is yet another tick along the wood block: are you a giant corporation or a
collection of geeks. If the 
former, ignore fmccab and be grouped with MS and every other conglomerate, if the
latter, change the name of 
this language to something new.
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gopherbot commented Nov 11, 2009

Comment 14 by matthew.m.mckenzie:

google should change!
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gopherbot commented Nov 11, 2009

Comment 15 by senthil.nayagam:

maybe name it Goo or Foo
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gopherbot commented Nov 11, 2009

Comment 16 by mail2ankitgupta:

A company claiming to capture world's info, missed it!!!
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gopherbot commented Nov 11, 2009

Comment 17 by terence.stuart:

Let the language with the most users keep its name.  
Er... That's not yours, is it?
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gopherbot commented Nov 11, 2009

Comment 18 by blair.briggs:

Go, find a new name. ;)
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gopherbot commented Nov 11, 2009

Comment 19 by josecamporro:

I agree with majority on this. Google should change the name of this language...
Francis McCab is right, Go! and Go are not that different. And he went first, public.
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gopherbot commented Nov 11, 2009

Comment 20 by sebastian@realpath.org:

Google should consider a different name simply for the reason that "Go" is just a too
common word and it might eventually become difficult to google for references and
examples about this language. A somewhat more unique name can have its benefits.
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gopherbot commented Nov 11, 2009

Comment 21 by Afro.Systems:

I think lango would be a great name and I am hereby to give away to google any
copyrights for the name.
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gopherbot commented Nov 11, 2009

Comment 22 by ismetdere:

Goo, whould be just fine.
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gopherbot commented Nov 11, 2009

Comment 23 by QrczakMK:

Goo is already taken too, although it has been dead for a few years I think.
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gopherbot commented Nov 11, 2009

Comment 24 by zak.wilson:

Goo is the name of a Lisp dialect.
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gopherbot commented Nov 11, 2009

Comment 25 by daniel.kolman:

Both Google and fmccabe should find a new name, "Go" is silly name for a programming 
language.
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gopherbot commented Nov 11, 2009

Comment 26 by brett@webtrotter.com:

how about GOOP = Google Object Oriented Programming?
mccabe- personally, I agree with you, but while you may be first, and you may be
published, your issue title begs not to take you seriously regardless of your actual
stature.
I do hope this is resolved in your favor though.
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gopherbot commented Nov 11, 2009

Comment 27 by jwb.public:

how about ogle?
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gopherbot commented Nov 11, 2009

Comment 28 by srikumarks:

Given that is derives from Limbo, "Bo" would be short and sweet as well. They can also 
use "boroutines" :P
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gopherbot commented Nov 11, 2009

Comment 29 by ismetdere:

Goo is gone too? damn..  what about Goat?
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gopherbot commented Nov 11, 2009

Comment 30 by killercore:

I'd go for JAgo: Just Another go
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gopherbot commented Mar 15, 2010

Comment 1071 by gengyong:

"issue #9" is a cool name!
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gopherbot commented Mar 18, 2010

Comment 1072 by aigleflem:

I love issue #9, just like Plan 9 ;-)
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gopherbot commented Mar 24, 2010

Comment 1073 by newptcai:

I love "issue #9", it's a cool name.
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gopherbot commented Mar 29, 2010

Comment 1074 by karuna.murti:

come on google, at least let us know something.
do you have to wait for lawsuit?
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gopherbot commented Apr 7, 2010

Comment 1075 by gothedistance.crs:

"boooooo" to google for not doing their due diligence.  So much for "do no evil"
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gopherbot commented Apr 22, 2010

Comment 1076 by lishali12345:

Google, come on, give some words
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gopherbot commented Apr 23, 2010

Comment 1077 by Zealot0630:

"The Go Programming Language" ==> GPL
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gopherbot commented Apr 26, 2010

Comment 1078 by fuzzybyte:

I'd prefer lang9 over issue9.
as long as it's something unique and searchable..
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gopherbot commented May 5, 2010

Comment 1079 by Frank.Rast:

Just change the name google. Do not make it worse.
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gopherbot commented May 22, 2010

Comment 1080 by wt345qa:

googling for information about "go" language is already a big problem. google should 
name it "the" language or "language" language to make this situation even worse.
btw, "issue9" is awesome name
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gopherbot commented May 25, 2010

Comment 1081 by matoltalk:

I do not think Google needs to change the language.
Go! What a creative, passionate, dynamic name. Google is simply the most perfect 
interpretation of the language.
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gopherbot commented May 27, 2010

Comment 1082 by jordigh:

C'mon, Google, do it already. "issue #9" is an awesome name, proves you still have a
sense of humour, is very uniquifiable, and would abbreviate nicely to i9.
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gopherbot commented Jun 9, 2010

Comment 1083 by Frederic.Dupre:

So, go is the language written by fmccabbe. Google language so rapidely called go is at
this moment the "no name language". This is a paradox if I considere etymology. So I
troll with you happily and purpose you "paradox9".
+1 for issue9
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gopherbot commented Jun 10, 2010

Comment 1084 by hemilton.m:

Why google dont calle your language as G++?
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gopherbot commented Jun 26, 2010

Comment 1085 by lost.goblin:

Everyone complaining about 'Go' not being a searchable name should use:
http://go-lang.cat-v.org/go-search
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gopherbot commented Jul 8, 2010

Comment 1086 by guidoderosa:

+1 for issue9 (and *.i9 as a file extension )
Also, the coincidence with Plan9 is really striking ;-)
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gopherbot commented Jul 8, 2010

Comment 1087 by cheetomonster:

I love, love the direction the language is heading.  But I agree the name has to go.
I'm not too sure about "issue9", but it certainly searches better than "go".  (@1089:
good info, thanks for the link!)
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gopherbot commented Jul 10, 2010

Comment 1088 by russell.bernhardt:

Why are you all still talking about this? It's been seven months...
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gopherbot commented Jul 21, 2010

Comment 1089 by ranguvar13:

Because Google still hasn't fixed the bloody problem.
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gopherbot commented Jul 24, 2010

Comment 1090 by eriflo:

Wow, still haven't solved the issue.
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gopherbot commented Jul 30, 2010

Comment 1091 by akosma:

Will Google ever bring an answer to this problem? I don't think so. They should do it
just for their own business: searching for info about a language with such a name is
simply impossible.
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gopherbot commented Jul 31, 2010

Comment 1092 by zbowling:

the only reason why I'm not using go is that google doesn't know how to google.
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rsc commented Oct 11, 2010

Comment 1093:

The naming similarity is unfortunate. However, there are many computing
products and services named Go. In the 11 months since our release, there
has been minimal confusion of the two languages, so we are closing this
issue.

Status changed to Unfortunate.

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gopherbot commented Apr 29, 2011

Comment 1094 by jrobbins@google.com:

Labels changed: added restrict-addissuecomment-commit.

@golang golang locked and limited conversation to collaborators Dec 8, 2014

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gopherbot commented Feb 16, 2017

CL https://golang.org/cl/37025 mentions this issue.

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