Changing language name to 'Rustt'


#1

This will avoid the unfortunate searchability issues. It’s also nice to avoid existing (popular) names for unrelated things, to avoid ambiguity.

Some other offenders:

  • Python (snake)
  • Go (word)
  • C (letter)

I think it’s not too late for Rust since there is no stable release yet. Rustt sounds fine to me… we get to keep the nice logo.


#2

In my experience, Python’s name has never been a problem for searchability, and I seriously doubt that Rust’s will be either. Searching ‘Rust file I/O’ isn’t going to turn up results about how to use iron oxide to read and write from files. I don’t think that adding an extra ‘t’ to the end of the name is going to help either, because if it weren’t popular enough search engines would just auto-correct it to ‘Rust’ anyway, or at least also include results for ‘Rust’.

If anybody is encountering searchability problems now, those would likely disappear if Rust became popular enough.


#3

Worse come to worse, Rust can take a page from Go and call itself “rust-lang”.


#4

There was a time when I wanted to subscribe to stuff tagged ‘Python’ on Tumblr. I got too many snake hits, so I gave up.