Provide an official Short Name for Power Query Formula Language (Informally known as "M")
I have posted this question to StackOverflow and appears that a short name for Power Query Formula Language that is not 'M' does not exist.
Power Query Formula Language is too long
M is too short
We have discussed this on Twitter and there are good ideas. Thought I would post it here to make it official :)
Rick de Groot commented
Voted. PQL is short, easy to remember and fits close to the SQL language.
PQL || MQL It makes little difference, but let's just announce that at //BUILD and be done with it. :) Thanks.
John Josa commented
I'm down with PQL as well
PQL It's good
I like PQL. It is just right.
Mike Honey commented
I'm hoping this Docs idea (started by one of the key "M" developers) could be the opportunity to resolve this issue - please vote and comment: https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/16204225-move-the-formula-language-m-documentation-to-d
Mark West commented
Make it so!
I think "PQL" makes a lot of sense.
Paul Southerland commented
PQL. Recognizable, familiar, simple.
Daniel Bartley commented
I highly support a new name for the M Language. For me there is one major reason. With a new name it would be much easier to google questions and/or information.
Google with M and keywords is often useless. Google with Power Query Formula Language and keywords is pretty long.
So it would be great to have a short and unique "identifier" for the language.
Jeremy Baynham commented
Peequel or prequel get my vote.
Ken Puls commented
I honestly don't care what the TLA is for this (my votes would to go TQL, MQL or PQL), but the essential thing is that we desperately need a TLA for this language. M is far too short to be helpful, and with the de-branding of Power Query in the Excel UI, it's very unlikely that any user will even know to search for Power Query in any way. Give it a proper name and advertise that in the UI so that we can give users a fighting chance of actually finding teaching resources and help with the language.
Neale Blackwood commented
You got my votes - though I might call it PreQueL the thing you use BEFORE the data comes in. Sort of sits well with SeQuel As well.
Ivan Bondarenko commented
Fully support idea.
PQL, PQFL, or
DTX (data transformation expressions)
DPX (data processing expressions)
or something else.
Kate Skol commented
PQL is a great name!
Eric Hutton commented
PQL works on many levels
Fernando Frenkel commented
Is a perfect name
Wyn Hopkins commented
Gets my vote
I like PQL as well.