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In search of a better name for Markup

Many people have commented that “Markup” is a bad name for a project, mainly because it's very difficult to search for using Google et al.

“pyMarkup”

Suggested by Christian Boos  here:

pyMarkup? Pretty standard for a Python library to have a "py" prefix, and you don't really give up the Markup name. Also, would be pretty straightforward to top google results for it (54 hits so far...).

Response by  Christopher Lenz:

I'm not a fan of such prefixed names (WinFoo, KFoo, GFoo, iFoo, etc). IMHO those fall in the "cheesy" category ;-) Exceptions are bindings or Python versions of some product, but otherwise I think it's rather ugly.

“Markhor”

See  this post by  Matt Good to the mailing list:

In relation to the "Goat" suggestion Chris mentioned on IRC "Markhor" which is a type of goat. Incidentally the name comes from the Persian word for "snake eater", so it has a sort-of tie-in to Python. Though as Christian later that O'Reilly is using wild goats on its covers for Ruby on Rails-related books:  http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/rubyrails/

In this context, “Goat” was proposed on the thread by Ethan Fremen (“what happens to a kid when it grows up :)“.)

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