Subject: Capital ideas [was: Re: Affordable Common Lisp...]
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 2000/06/26
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <8j68lc$2oath$>

Simon Brooke  <> wrote:
| When I was young and pedantic, I used to spell it LisP, and other
| pedants (including, possibly, Erik) used to take issue to that. Now
| I'm older I find I'm more relaxed. If people want to take issue with
| the capitalisation of a word, that's fine with me. I prefer to stress
| about things which actually matter.

The only current(?) case I know of where capitalization kinda sorta
really matters is the spelling of "HIPPI". It should *not* be spelled
"HiPPI" (or "HPPI"), since that infringes on an H-P trademark ("HP-PI").
Background on that issue is included in the Forward to the HIPPI-PH spec
ANSI X3.183-1991 (R1996).  See <URL:>



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