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.
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.