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I hereby propose...
13 points by nex3 4624 days ago | 33 comments
...that the term for someone who uses Arc be an "Arcist." I like the congruence with "artist."

If not that, then something. I think this is one of the most important issues that a young language must address.



12 points by etfb 4623 days ago | link

I think people who really get stuck into Arc should be called ArcTicks.

But seriously: I read "arcist" with a "ss" sound instead of a "k" sound for the "c", and it sounded rude. Mind you, that's with an Australian accent.

Rummaging through /usr/share/dict/words: the Arc Forum can be the Arcade, and its regular posters Arcadians, with perhaps the top poster (in quality, not quantity) given the title Archimedes; backwards compatibility issues are archaisms; PG is the Archangel, or perhaps the Architect (Lisp is the red pill!); Arc programmers in general are Archaeologists; the growing collection of Arc websites form the Archipelago; type safety is discussed in a forum called the Archetype; old posts go into the Archive... The potential is endless!

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2 points by cooldude127 4623 days ago | link

those are way too many amazing names to not use them.

i wish to be an archaeologist

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5 points by mst 4623 days ago | link

I like 'arcanist'.

Then I can call my scripts 'lesser arcana'

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14 points by comatose_kid 4624 days ago | link

And I hereby propose that all the Arc haters be called Narcs.

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5 points by Xichekolas 4623 days ago | link

Well if Arc Hackers are called Arcists, shouldn't Arc Haters be called Anarchists?

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3 points by spanky575 4623 days ago | link

Or narcissist

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11 points by kennytilton 4624 days ago | link

Not "Archer"? Mad cool resonance there: minimal, accurate, fast, and Arc is short for arch. QED?

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2 points by nex3 4624 days ago | link

I like it. The only problem is that the phonetic "arc" isn't there, but that's not necessarily a requirement.

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2 points by kennytilton 4623 days ago | link

Archetyper? Archetypist? Arconaut? Great, now I'll be up all night. :)

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3 points by Xichekolas 4623 days ago | link

I like Architect... let PG be the Archangel.

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1 point by kennytilton 4613 days ago | link

Wait, how about "cracker"? Resonates with hacker, one speaks of cracking code (secret codes, anyway), and it goes great with Graham.

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1 point by absz 4612 days ago | link

Unfortunately, "cracker" already has the meaning of "one who breaks into other people's computer systems or software." We've had to fight hard enough to retain the real, positive meaning of "hacker" (and haven't entirely succeeded); "cracker" is a lost cause.

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8 points by chrisdone 4624 days ago | link

Arcinists. >_>

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2 points by parenthesis 4624 days ago | link

Yes, one who Arcs is 'an Arcist'.

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10 points by nandosperiperi 4624 days ago | link

lisp hacker -> arc welder

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2 points by spanky575 4623 days ago | link

or arc wielder

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6 points by vleis 4624 days ago | link

maybe the symbol should be an arch with a missing keystone, the keystone could stand for unicode support (jk)

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2 points by bayareaguy 4623 days ago | link

I like this story arc.

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1 point by wfarr 4624 days ago | link

rofl

Upmodded based on lolability factor.

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2 points by mayson 4623 days ago | link

Arcanist

Arcitech

Arcite(chi) [a real reason for Unicode]

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4 points by tlrobinson 4624 days ago | link

an archist? anarchist?

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1 point by edw 4623 days ago | link

How about "programmer"? If you guys were to spend as much time creating products as you do on stupid questions like this, you might have a term sheet from Yahoo or Google in front of you.

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2 points by kennytilton 4623 days ago | link

Yer no fun. :) How about "geeks": we actually enjoy this stuff! And lemme tell you something, for twelve years I have been <ugh> a Lisper -- do not leave this to chance! :)

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1 point by nandosperiperi 4624 days ago | link

no no... it's more important to get a good logo for the language, i hereby propose an eightball... or a stormtrooper!

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6 points by tjr 4624 days ago | link

I would like to see a small ant with an antique pocketwatch eating a pie.

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5 points by nandosperiperi 4622 days ago | link

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/4057/arcyp9.png

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5 points by randallsquared 4623 days ago | link

How would a pocketwatch eat a pie?!

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1 point by Xichekolas 4623 days ago | link

That was A+

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1 point by lg 4624 days ago | link

Shouldn't it be an arch? but, missing some element that was of course unnecessary to begin with.

Barring that, a lintel with a big cancel sign over it.

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1 point by almkglor 4612 days ago | link

Archon

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3 points by awm 4623 days ago | link

Archon?

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2 points by LaurieCheers 4624 days ago | link

Arcanoids.

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2 points by mnemonicsloth 4623 days ago | link

arcist == misspelled racist?

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