[Bro-Dev] CBAN naming

Siwek, Jon jsiwek at illinois.edu
Tue May 31 09:38:01 PDT 2016

> On May 30, 2016, at 9:44 PM, Matthias Vallentin <vallentin at icir.org> wrote:
> I don't know :-). We need a command line client and a project name. When
> they are the same, it's certainly easier to remember.

Yes, I think the client and project name should be the same.  From the other thread, I take it we also need a term to use as a substitute for “package” ?

Misc. ideas for both client/project name as well as term to use for “package”:

    - boxer, boxes (sort of already taken by Broala's BroBox)
    - bundler, bundles (though seems like Ruby has taken this name)
    - bagger/bagboy, bags (also has the association w/ eye bags)
    - tempest, drops (eye of the storm, rain drops, eye drops... the tears of those trapped in dependency-hell?)

I favor “bagger” or “bagboy” along with “bags”.  It’s charming/amusing, easily logo-able, and is a nice change from away from the usual motifs related to eyes or puns related to “what words are there that start with b, r, o?”.  They also work as analogies for the process the command line client will perform and for indicating that bags are not just filled with one type of thing.  e.g. bags may contain any combination of scripts, BIFs, or native plugins/code, like grocery bags may contain various types of food.

Should also consider how easy it is to stick the word Bro in front of it when trying to associate it w/ the main Bro project.  i.e. “Bro’s Bagboy”, “Bro Bagger” and “Bro Bag” I find easy enough to say.

> My favorite name so far is also "brow." The eye brow of the Bro logo
> makes for a nice association. It didn't occur to me until you mentioned
> it, but it's also only edit distance one away from "brew," which helps
> in creating a package manager association.

I also like “brow” the best (of other people’s ideas), but still don’t like it that much.  While it is clever that “brow" both starts with “bro” and is related to eyes, it also feels predictable.

- Jon

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