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From: Andy Little (andy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-07-06 01:52:06


"Dean Michael Berris" wrote
> On 7/4/06, Andy Little wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> After all the interest in the PQS review, I have opted to rehouse the project
>> on
>> sourceforge and rename the project Quan. I am pleased to announce that the
>> first
>> release of Quan is now available.
>>
>> http://sourceforge.net/projects/quan/
>>
>
> Just a side note: in our language here in the Philippines (Filipino),
> "Quan" is used as an expression when groping for words or referring to
> something without a name (or which name eludes the person saying it).
> I think in this case, for lack of a better name for the
> values/units/quantities "Quan" since it has been a point of contention
> during the review process, is quite appropriate. ;)

Yes, totally by accident as it happens, it seems the name is very suitable :-)
Cromwell Enage remarked on it too. I havent added it to the docs yet, but I
will add the retrospective "explanation" of the name in the intro.

I notice that the Philippines are quite close to Java, but what symbolism there
is there I don't know, except that Java programming language has been reasonably
successful ! I hope that holds for the Quan library too.

regards
Andy Little


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