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From Felix Meschberger <>
Subject Re: RAT^H^H^H Proposal
Date Wed, 03 Oct 2007 17:58:45 GMT
Am Mittwoch, den 03.10.2007, 18:36 +0100 schrieb Robert Burrell Donkin:
> i quite like the name RAT since it's a play on words a Release Audit
> Tool which rats on releases. (i was also born in the year of the rat.)
> so, i expect people to find a thousand good reasons why it shouldn't
> be used.

I kind of like the name as it is. And yes, there might be collisions,
and then I sort of get a connotation to RAD.

Coming from aRAT the name "Ararat" comes to mind. This is the name of
the mountain where according to the scripture Noah landed after the

BTW: This is a great tool ! Thanks for it.


> to get you all started, here are some links:
> yes, lots of people use rat in relation to software
> since RAT is so widely used, the name of the google project is arat.
> i'm not sure why but the project is #3 at google and #2 at yahoo. so
> aRAT is more plausable. there seems to be a place called arat in the
> US and it seems to be a sur- and first-name. these probably weight
> against this option.
> opinions?
> - robert
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