Mineral Lassi Kortela 29 Aug 2019 06:13 UTC

>> SQLite

- The lite doesn’t refer to light, it refers to a “mineral”.

- I was confused by this, so I read the transcript. In case anyone else
reads this, the name is supposed to be read as: SQL (S Q L or sequel,
your call) - ite. So it does sound like the name of a mineral: bauxite,
boehmite, hematite, etc. Heck, kryptonite :D

 > Jerod Santo: Hm, like a mineral. Were you playing on the word
"light", or were you just playing on mineral...?

 > Richard Hipp: I was, I was.

It's pronounced as a mineral. It's still a pun on "light". And an
obvious one, given what SQLite is compared to other RDBMSes.

[Source: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17766799]