24 Oct 2002 lmjohns3   » (Journeyer)

Project naming

I'm trying to find good names for two projects I have going. One (referred to below as project (A)) is a python web site builder that crawls down a directory tree and generates pages based on plain text files in each directory. Non-leaf node index files are also generated automatically based on the contents of child nodes. My web site uses this project, and I think maybe one other person might find it useful, so I would like to release it. The second project (referred to as project (B)) I've mentioned before, it's a code generator for CORBA 3.0 that reads IDL 3 files and generates Java, C++, IDL 2, or Python code.

So far, the original project name for (A) was genpage, but that is too sterile, so last night I came up with pywesibu but that sounds a little too chaotic. I'm pretty clueless about a name for (B) so far, other than the normal ccmgenerator or the risky hagc (hagc actually generates code). Any suggestions are more than welcome.

Metrics

At first wingo showed me advogato, but I wasn't really that impressed, mostly due to schoolwork constraints (yuk). Now that I am a full time programmer though I have found it a good place to express some of my more geeky tech thoughts that might be ostracized elsewhere. Also, it's fairly interesting reading about what the gods of open source development are doing and thinking about. In looking around a few days ago I came across an interesting trollish part of the community and some corresponding interesting evaluations of the trust metric and “person space” (or maybe it would be better called “geek space”). The trust metric concept is interesting, particularly (for me) as a graph theory exercise. But is it really a good idea to want to quantify person space ? Maybe the really interesting thing is that it is not objective quantification, but rather a collection of subjective quantifications.

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