Should we enforce consistent abbreviating?
Following on from Should we enforce consistent abbreviating?, could we vote on an abbreviation for consistency?
- The Pi/Pi
(Could this be confusing with 3.14?)
Raspi, or RasPi
The Raspberry Pi foundation use it - see the Raspberry Pi FAQ:
We will release a datasheet for the SoC which will cover the hardware exposed on the Raspi board e.g. the GPIOs. We will also release a board schematic later on.
It's short, not easily confused with other devices, and already in (partial) use.
I say Rpi or R-Pi, but does it really matter? As long as the tags and titles are consistant (And it should not be in either of them at all) then surely that is fine?
It's all subjective, but "Pi" gets my vote. Short, to the point and I really can't see it getting confused with 3.14159265358979323846 - the context should be clear enough.
I think what's more important is that we have a consistent abbreviation, so if we chose to go with another acronym I'm not going to kick up a fuss.
I know what the folks on raspberrypi.org prefer, but for entering questions, comments and answers on StackExchange, I vote for "the Pi" or "Pi" depending on context. Any variation of "raspi" takes both hands on a QWERTY kbd, while Pi uses just the right hand (and the left pinky if you prefer Left-Shift over Right-Shift). Also, in this forum, the other three or four characters are unnecessary.
"Pi" is fast, it's small, it's easy, and it's clear and unambiguous.
Whatever you want, as long as it gets the point across and will be understood.