A Proposal for Proquints: Identifiers that are Readable, Spellable, and Pronounceable

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Wilkerson, Daniel Shawcross
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Identifiers (IDs) are pervasive throughout our modern life. We suggest that these IDs would be easier to manage and remember if they were easily readable, spellable, and pronounceable. As a solution to this problem we propose using PRO-nouncable QUINT-uplets of alternating unambiguous consonants and vowels: _proquints_.
Comment: Added a suggestion that "0q-" be used as the optional magic number prefix for proquint strings. Better to pick one standard than let people make up different solutions to this problem
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Computer Science - Software Engineering, Computer Science - Computers and Society, Computer Science - Human-Computer Interaction
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