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Recursive Acronyms In The Computer World

The world of computers has many recursive acronyms. I already knew about PHP and GNU, here are some more I found interesting or funny.

XNA

XNAs not an acronym

XNA is Microsoft’s free set of tools for game development.

PIP

PIP installs packages

Python’s package manager. Ruby has RubyGems, iOS has CocoaPods, PHP has Composer and Python has PIP.

WINE

WINE is not an emulator

A software to run Microsoft programs on Unix-like operating systems.

cURL

cURL URL Request Library

Like the name said.

Nano

Nano’s ANOther editor

A text editor.

LAME

LAME ain’t an MP3 encoder

An encoder that converts audio the the MP3 file format.

Posted on 2018-02-20






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