Why a non Google friendly product name?


#21

Nosferatu, it has all the elegance and beauty that encompasses the language😀


#22

:joy: love it


#23

As my handle is Nosferican, I approve of Nosferatu… I have been teased at work because I am always with Julia and someone asks and they tell them is my gf and then na’ the language…


#24

Whenever I look for code explicitly, I always try to append the search with github This way you more or less only find repositories in your search


#25

Yes to me that is also the most unfortunate side effect - all the way from my wife complaining that in yet another weekend I’ve spent more time with Julia than with her, or colleagues asking me why I have a sticker with the name of my PhD student on my laptop…


#26

Not my problem, since my wife shares the name with this beautiful language. I won’t forget that question mark on my advisor’s face, however, when I said “I can’t build julia” in answer to his question “how’s the project going”.


#27

Incidentally, where can one get stickers? Possibly in Europe, to avoid the whole shipping-customs hassle.


#28

I got mine from pkofod. Otherwise apparently the approach is to email Viral and Jeff directly :open_mouth: https://julialang.slack.com/archives/C680MM7D4/p1542824311694200


#29

I asked a colleague from a different institution who’d expressed interest in the language “are you making any headway with Julia?” and his jaw dropped, but then he stuttered “eh, actually, yes”. It turned out that a few days before he’d asked his girlfriend, named Julia, to marry him. It took like 5-10 full minutes before we realized the mistake.


#30

It’s a great name for a programming language.


#31

Avik was kind enough to send some over to me from London.


#32

I still have quite a few, I could send you some @Tamas_Papp .

For what it’s worth, I like the name. As someone mentioned above, you’d get a lot of facebook and linkedin hits for Julia Lang’s 2-3 years ago, but that is mostly gone now.


#33

I think the premise of the question is invalid: with the correct search terms, it is easy to make most of the returned results about Julia. Some quick exploration confirms this (relevant hits/total, totals vary because of search engine heuristics and offered images/videos I guess):

Google DuckDuckGo Bing
julia language 9/9 10/10 8/8
julia lang 6/7 7/10 7/10
fft jl 10/10 10/10 9/10

YMMV, but these are very good signal/noise ratios.

Next time please kindly take a minute to check before proposing such a major change.


#34

I don’t think anyone uses a programming language because it has a fancy name. When you have a baby, you choose its name, others don’t necessarily get to vote :wink: