Is there any progress on the renaming of Coq? Sorry if I've missed it - I don't often use this zulip - but I've seen nothing. Within the community, perhaps habit can blind one to the problem, but when talking externally, with industry folk, department colleagues, students, and funding bodies, the historical name really isn't acceptable - and increasingly obviously so. I had hoped the previous discussion and survey would get somewhere...
in the context of the Coq Community Survey 2022, we analyzed survey responses on the Coq renaming in the Coq Survey Working Group. You can see some of the results in this set of slides [slide page 39 and forward]. We have continously kept the Coq Core Team in the loop on our survey data analyses, but they have as-yet not made public any decision.
To add to Karl's comment, the Coq Community Survey WG has published a series of blog posts on the survey results and we (the WG) hope to add one about the renaming results in the coming weeks (mostly repeating, and perhaps extending a little, what has already been presented in the Coq workshop). As for the core team, we have discussed the matter several times based on the survey result, but the final decision is not completely settled yet (although, TBH, the question is no longer whether there will be a renaming).
Thanks both. I'll optimistically look forward to progress in due course.
I think I can also share that we found some unexpected (and annoying) issues in the process, so that for sure has created IMHO significant delays in the discussion
way to bury the lede @Théo Zimmermann — but I'll resist the temptation to retweet your reveal :-)
Still optimistically looking forward to progress?
(I wonder, while writing a grant proposal that currently has 94 regrettable references to genitalia...)
There will be more news on this topic, but in the meantime, just consider that the process has not stalled and is still moving at :turtle: pace.
I caught myself googling for Coq maximally inserted earlier today. Please, make it stop.
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