But I think I should rename it sooner than later. People hate the name because:
-- it has Perl in it, so people think it only works with Perl. (docs.php.net is behind Perlbal, incidentally)
-- it has Perl in it, so people think it's ugly/slow/____ (insert Perl predisposition)
-- the "bal" part is kinda useless
And I hate it because it was a working name that never changed.
After lots of thinking, I'm leaning towards the new name splice, but I'd like your thoughts.
Rationale on splice:
-- would get good Google loving. hell, the simple word "pound" is google #1 hit.
-- technically the correct word: we're splicing together connections
-- nice ring for non-tech people
-- one day we might use TCPSP for TCP splicing, which advertises it'd be good for "layer-7 switching, web proxy and application firewall running in the user space".... which is us.
-- one day we might use Larry McVoy's long-proposed splice() system call, now being worked on again after many years by Linus Torvals.