[Users] ETK vs. ET

Ian Hinder ian.hinder at aei.mpg.de
Thu May 24 11:32:23 CDT 2012

On 24 May 2012, at 17:41, Steven R. Brandt wrote:

> On 05/24/2012 09:20 AM, Ian Hinder wrote:
>> I always wince when I see "ETK", since "toolkit" is one word, not two (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/toolkit?s=t).  I think ET is used much more frequently than ETK, and while this does conflict with the Einstein Telescope, hopefully it is clear from the context (just like it's clear that we're not talking about little brown men!)
> When choosing names I don't expect the letters to begin words. Consider, for example, this popular numerical tool:
> Kranc: KRanc Assembles Numerical Code.

Sure, but "ET" and "ETK" are not names of the code; they are abbreviations of "Einstein Toolkit".  Kranc is the name of the code, inspired by some of the letters in that phrase.

Ian Hinder

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