[llvm-dev] Clang project renamed

Gregory Junker via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Fri Apr 1 10:51:59 PDT 2016

On 4/1/2016 10:50 AM, Richard Smith via llvm-dev wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> There are a number of issues with the current name of the Clang project:
>   * It is prone to incorrect type setting, typically as CLang, CLANG, or
> most commonly  c̦҉̫̘̺̹̖̗͒͆͋̈̃̇߯l߲҉̷̡̰̖͈̤̺͒҆̾̚͡͝a̺̹͍̔߭͠ͅn͋́͡g̱߫̉
>   * The C++ compiler ends in the string "g++", which causes problems for
> compiler wrapper scripts
>   * The name has been used by a kickstarter project
> <https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/260688528/clang>, causing
> incalculable confusion[0]
> For the above reasons, and to support the LLVM project's rebranding
> effort <http://blog.llvm.org/2016/04/undefined-behavior-is-magic.html>,
> the Clang project has been renamed to Discord
> <http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/Discord>. Voiced by John de Lang-Cie (French
> for "John of Clang"), Discord is part-dragon, part-horse
> <https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/654309465202794496/dDt64UJj_400x400.png>,
> and perfectly embodies the virtues of the Clang (now, Discord) project:
> disregard for established standards, an emphasis on chaos, and a firm
> belief that undefined behavior is magic!

O Discordia!

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