[CM] a rose by any other name...

René Bastian rbastian at musiques-rb.org
Tue Jul 18 22:18:37 PDT 2017


Le Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:51:43 -0700,
bil at ccrma.Stanford.EDU a écrit :

> I'm wondering if I should change all the "scaler" arguments to
> something else.
> I used "scaler" decades ago because I didn't like the spelling
> "scalar". According to the OED, "scalar" goes back to the 17th
> century, and derives
> from "scala", a ladder, ultimately from Latin.  "scaler" is also old, 
> and
> refers to one who scales a mountain or a fish.  Well, I still
> like "scaler" better!  "gain" looks like an escapee from the EE lab.
> "volume" is too specific.  Maybe "scl" or "*"?
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René Bastian

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