Thursday, May 28, 2009

XistP is the abbreviation for Existential Programming

After having written many blog posts, essays, emails, etc, etc using the phrase "Existential Programming", it is getting pretty tedious to keep spelling it out.  An official abbreviation is needed!

Unfortunately for me, XP is already taken for "Extreme Programming".  XSP is taken TWICE!
Once by Apache for eXtensible Server Pages, and also for an ASP.Net server implementation. XIST is the name of an RNA gene, XSTP is the eXtended Satellite Transport Protocol, xISP/XISP/Xisp is used for all sorts of things, ..., the not so short (but shorter than the whole phrase) XistP is my choice for the official abbreviation for Existential Programming.