[Mageia-dev] RFC Package Naming Policy

Jerome Quelin jquelin at gmail.com
Mon Jan 30 20:15:49 CET 2012

On 12/01/30 18:24 +0000, Pierre-Malo Deniélou wrote:
> Some of you may notice that the newly drafted policy allows
> upper-case letters in packages as an exception (when justified).
> This is to follow the current practice (which is not following the
> current policy, where we have packages like R-base).
> I don't want to raise a heated discussion (there was an inconclusive
> discussion a long time ago on cooker [*]) about enforcing an all
> lower-case policy. Not sure a consensus can be reached today, but
> lower-casing package names should be the default for 99% of the
> packages in Mageia.

except it cannot be. perl module Foo::Bar is shipped in package
perl-Foo-Bar since quite a lot of time, per policy. so the ~2500 perl
packages are almost all using some upper-case, which make your 99%
figure totally wrong (2500 / 10000 = ~25% using upper case)

note that perl packages shipping an application or a script useful on
their own do follow the policy and are called eg perlbrew, nopaste,
grok, etc.

sorry to disappoint you,

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