[m-dev.] Mercury web domain.

Tyson Dowd trd at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Thu Aug 26 15:44:11 AEST 1999

On 26-Aug-1999, Peter Ross <petdr at cs.mu.OZ.AU> wrote:
> On 25-Aug-1999, Fergus Henderson <fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU> wrote:
> > On 24-Aug-1999, Tyson Dowd <trd at cs.mu.OZ.AU> wrote:
> > > Can anyone see any problems with obtaining the domain:
> > > 
> > > 	mercuryresearch.org
> > > 
> > > As a domain to host the Mercury web pages?  
> > 
> > I don't like the idea of including the word "research" in the domain name,
> > even though what we are doing is research, because that word would
> > discourage industrial users (whose feedback is of course very important
> > for our research).  Many people are used to research languages being
> > buggy, unstable, etc.
> > 
> > Therefore I would prefer `mercurylang.org' or `mercuryhq.org'.
> > 
> My vote is for mercuryhq.org seeing that fits in with the linuxhq,
> winehq and I am sure others.

My problem with that is that it has exactly the same (if not more)
connotations of unstable, buggy, etc as "research".

But I do like it more than mercurylang.org which sounds strange.

The quantum sort: 
	while (!sorted) { do_nothing(); }
Tyson Dowd   <tyson at tyse.net>   http://tyse.net/
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