Opened 11 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#362 closed task (fixed)

Official CHICKEN capitalization

Reported by: Moritz Heidkamp Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: 4.10.0
Component: unknown Version: 4.8.x
Keywords: chicken capitalization Cc:
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Currently, at least "CHICKEN" and "Chicken" (and sometimes "chicken") are used for referring to our favorite Scheme. Should we perhaps settle on one official capitalization style to have it consistent across the websites? A quick survey in #chicken resulted in a preference for "Chicken" which indeed looks a bit more friendly and less shouty than "CHICKEN". It is also the capitalization used in Wikipedia. Another solution would be to use "CHICKEN" when referring to the actual program and "Chicken" when referring to the project and everything surrounding it, i.e. "Chicken Scheme", "The Chicken Gazette" etc.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by felix winkelmann

Milestone: 4.7.0

Currently I use "CHICKEN" for the whole system and "chicken" for the actual compiler.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by sjamaan

I prefer just "Chicken" for the system, possibly chicken (in typewriter font) to refer to the compiler program. "CHICKEN" reminds me of FORTRAN, LISP, COBOL and UNIX; it looks old-fashioned. Most people use "Lisp" nowadays, and even "Unix".

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by felix winkelmann

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by Mario Domenech Goulart

Milestone: 4.9.0
Priority: not urgent at allmajor
Resolution: worksforme
Status: closedreopened
Version: 4.6.x4.8.x

What should we do with regard to this "issue"? I know this is silly, but people ask about the proper capitalization of CHICKEN (or Chicken, or chicken, maybe ChIcKeN?) all the time and nobody has a good answer. It's a bit embarrassing that we don't have it properly settled yet. Our sites are a mess with regard to naming. Even our code is inconsistent:

$ csi -n

(c) 2008-2014, The Chicken Team
(c) 2000-2007, Felix L. Winkelmann
Version 4.8.4 (gc-perf) (rev 99f62a8)
linux-unix-gnu-x86-64 [ 64bit manyargs dload ptables ]
compiled 2014-04-09 on mario (Linux)

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by sjamaan


Moved yet again

comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by sjamaan

Resolution: fixed
Status: reopenedclosed

Fixed by 9c442c97700fa74bb9bb7f5ce7df3e8e4ce8f562. I did a quick check of the websites and it seems we've consistently used the correct spelling on the most important pages. I think this ticket can be closed. If you encounter an incorrect spelling elsewhere, just update it.

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