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What is the real story behind the name of C#?

My good friend Luís is doing a series of posts on C# 3.0.

Talking with him about C# made me thing about the true story behind the name of C#.

James Kovacs summarizes the whole story here.

Published Mon, Sep 24 2007 0:39 by Paulo Morgado


# re: What is the real story behind the name of C#?@ Tuesday, September 25, 2007 3:06 PM

Why didn't Sharp sue Microsoft over the name?

I heard that they made legal overtures towards the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) when they had a new language for Axiom 2.0 (a computer algebra system) called A#.

(The previous language was called "Spad" an abbreviation of the original name of Axiom, ScratchPad - back when it was an IBM project).

In the end, A# was renamed Aldor. Like C#, part of the joke was over it being "Axiom" ++++.

Nicolas Doye

# re: What is the real story behind the name of C#?@ Wednesday, September 26, 2007 4:55 AM

Because it's C Charp and not C Sharp. :)

Paulo Morgado

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