[Grok-dev] martians or grokkers?

Christian Theune ct at gocept.com
Sat May 5 07:45:23 EDT 2007


Am Freitag, den 04.05.2007, 22:49 +0200 schrieb Martijn Faassen:
> 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".
> What do people think? grokkers or martians?

+1 for grokkers too.

You can't look at the term `martian` and derive that `obviously it's
something that groks`.


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