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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 0/8] x86: undwarf unwinder
On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 09:12:56AM -0500, Josh Poimboeuf wrote:
> > > I'm not tied to the 'undwarf' name, other naming ideas are welcome.
> >
> > Ha, a new bike shed painting job! ;-)
> >
> > I think 'undwarf' isn't a bad name, it's short, catchy and describes the purpose
> > of the effort.
> >
> > But I cannot resist some other suggestions, after 'elf' and 'dwarf' the obvious
> > candidates from the peoples of Middle-earth would be:
> >
> > - 'Hobbit'
> > - 'Eagle'
> > - 'Ent'
> > - 'Dragon'
> > - 'Troll'
> > - 'Ainur'
> >
> > 'struct troll_entry' has a certain charm to it.
> >
> > 'Eagle' is even nicer IMHO: larger than a dwarf but so much faster - and eagles
> > are beautiful! Plus the name is 2 letters shorter than 'unwdwarf', win-win.
>
> Finally, we get to the important part ;-)
>
> Thus far I've been partial to undwarf, and I haven't been able to shake
> it.
>
> But I like some of your suggestions. Especially troll and hobbit. Will
> need to do some more deep thinking about it :-)

After doing some research (i.e., skimming the "Middle-earth peoples"
article on Wikipedia), my favorite is "Orc".

I don't have a reason other than the fact that "orc unwinder" sounds
badass. And it's short. And also, orcs are enemies of dwarves :-)

I did like the symbolism of "Eagle", but unfortunately our own universe
also has eagles, which diminishes down the word's Tolkien and Germanic
mythology connotations. And I think we can all agree that such
connotations are extremely important for an unwinder data format.

That said, while I like "orc", I also still like "undwarf", since I've
been staring at that name for a few months, and as you said, it does
describe its purpose.

So I'm leaning towards either "orc" or "undwarf".

--
Josh

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