[Grok-dev] Re: martians or grokkers?
optilude at gmx.net
Fri May 4 17:01:19 EDT 2007
Martijn Faassen wrote:
> Hi there,
> As some as you might've seen in the checkin comments, I've been doing
> some work to develop Martian, which abstracts away the grokking logic
> into a generic Python library. Martian isn't done yet.
> I've been calling the things that grok 'martians' instead of 'grokkers'
> as they are called now. This because martians are the beings that
> introduce the concept of "grok" in the novel (Stranger in a Strange
> Land) that we got the word from. Martians grok, so grokkers are Martians. :)
> I'm wondering though whether I should do this. I myself keep thinking
> "grokker" instead of "martian", so I am thinking perhaps I should change
> the word back to martian. The library's name will remain martian, just
> the things in there will be called "grokkers".
+1 for grokker, since it's an action, not an object.
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