[zeromq-dev] Preferred spelling of ØMQ?

Martin Sustrik sustrik at 250bpm.com
Tue Apr 6 15:22:54 CEST 2010


Michael Glaesemann wrote:
> Looking around, I've seen ØMQ spelled a variety of ways.
> 
> ØMQ  LATIN CAPITAL LETTER O WITH STROKE, LATIN CAPITAL LETTER M, LATIN CAPITAL LETTER Q
> 0MQ  DIGIT ZERO, LATIN CAPITAL LETTER M, LATIN CAPITAL LETTER Q
> zmq
> zeromq
> 
> What's the preferred spelling? Are there usage differences between these spellings?

:o)

The pronounciation is "zero-em-queue", thus the most adequate 
transliteration is 0MQ.

As zero is not a valid first character for identifiers, the code uses 
"zmq" prefixes rather than "0mq".

Martin



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