The other day, I got this email:
The Danes, it seems, take their alphabet very seriøusly. The last thing we want is to annoy anyone, especially someone whose ancestors used to raid northern Scotland for grød and haggis. But the writer of this email, Mr (***REDACTED***), from (***REDACTED***) (if that is even his real name), shocks us with his lack of knowledge, not to mention his 'accidental' mispelling of iMatix. Ø and ∅ are two totally different letters. They don't even look remotely similar!
It's true that all of us have sometimes written ØMQ instead of ∅MQ by accident (the letters are like right next to each other), but I'm going to set the record straight. For all Danes, ∅MQ is pronounced "The-letter-not-to-be-confused-with-Ø-em-queue", or if you are a mathematician, "empty-set-times-M-times-Q". The rest of us can continue to say "zero-em-queue".
For the collectors of software trivia, ∅MQ is possibly the very first product ever to use a Unicode name. Where ∅MQ goes, Gøøgle cannot follow!
Written: 01 Sep 2010 11:25
Revised: 01 Sep 2010 13:31
If you found this page useful, please rate it up so others will find it.
- Berlin Buzzwords 2010
- Building a GeoIP server with ZeroMQ
- Building ØMQ and pyzmq on Red Hat
- Few Blogposts on ØMQ
- Historical Highlights
- Installing ZeroMQ and Java bindings on Ubunu 10.10
- Internet Worldview in Messaging World
- Load Balancing In Java
- Loggly Switches to ØMQ
- Message Oriented Network Programming
- Mongrel2 Is "Self-Hosting"
- Multithreading Magic
- New - ØMQ Labs!
- ØMQ - The Game
- ØMQ And QuickFIX
- ØMQ available at CPAN
- ØMQ blog by Gerard Toonstra
- ØMQ for Clojure
- ØMQ/2.0.6 on OpenVMS
- ØMQ/2.0.7 (beta) released
- ØMQ/2.1.0 available on OpenVMS
- Python Multiprocessing With ØMQ
- RFC: ØMQ Contributions, Copyrights and Control
- Ruby Gem for ØMQ/2.0.7 available!
- September Meetups
- The Long and Winding Road Behind
- To Trie or not to Trie
- Video Introduction to ØMQ
- Welcome, Objective-C :-)
- Zero-copy and Multi-part Messages
- ZeroMQ an introduction
- ZeroMQ and Clojure, a brief introduction
- ZeroMQ: Modern & Fast Networking Stack
- ZeroMQ: What You Need to Know Braindump
Who's watching this page?Dominic Luciano
Fernando J Quintero