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Subject: Re: std::colony name brainstorming
From: Ólafur Waage (olafurw_at_[hidden])
Date: 2021-02-09 04:25:59


Population makes me think of statistics in the same way vector makes me
think of linear algebra.
Never had a problem with colony, sure it has some issues but it does convey
to me a sort of collection of items.

/w

On Mon, Feb 8, 2021 at 9:36 PM Ville Voutilainen via SG14 <
sg14_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On Mon, 8 Feb 2021 at 22:23, Henry Miller via SG14
> <sg14_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > Please take my message as a plea to think for a while before saying
> anything. It took me a few days to understand colony enough that I could
> answer clarifying questions, it took even longer to ask useful questions
> about design details. By contrast it only takes a few seconds to come up
> with a different name. However before you state your name please sleep on
> it, and then ask if it is really better, or just different.
>
> +1000.
>
> My modest suggestion of std::population is better than colony because
> it doesn't have the double meaning
> of an ant colony vs. a colony in a land far far away. Otherwise they
> mean exactly the same thing.
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