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[idn] Genicode (read as Genie-code) vs Punycode
I have to apologize again not to raise this issue earlier, but I think it is
important. Not to take anything away from you Adam, but there could be a
better name I think, than punycode.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam M. Costello" <firstname.lastname@example.org.RemoveThisWord>
> There were roughly equal numbers in favor and against the name Punycode.
> As primary designer of the algorithm, I took it upon myself to break the
> tie. :)
So now there are two more against it.
> I don't see how it could appear arrogant for a work to call itself
> "puny". If anything, it might appear just the opposite (humble),
> although I don't intend for it to appear either arrogant or humble, just
> a bit whimsical.
Puny is arrogant because it is a degrading word and for a good piece of
work. I really dont mind a bit of humor, but this is not really humorous,
it is a joke and there is a small but distinct difference.
What were the alternatives that were considered? Yes puny means small, but
the name should signify both smallness and greatness.
I think Genicode (read as Genie-code) maintains the shortness, compactness
and the sound to unicode, and also have the genie in a bottle whimsical
It also specifies the Genes of I"DNA"!