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.

2 Responses to What is the real story behind the name of C#?

  • Nicolas Doye says:

    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” ++++.

  • Because it’s C Charp and not C Sharp. 🙂