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#1 2005-01-30 21:04:48

From: Englewood, CO, USA
Registered: 2004-11-28
Posts: 59

Hyphenated package names considered harmful?

The other day I glanced at the Package Making HOWTO on the Wiki, and I happened to notice a passage stating that package names should not be hyphenated. However, I notice that a number of existing packages do have hyphenated names.

So what's the deal? Should we really avoid hyphens, and if so, why?

(BTW, I'm with the LISPers on this issue: hyphens are fairly natural to type and are thus cool; underscores are an abomination, so I'd really like to use hyphens).

Matt Gushee
Englewood, CO, USA


#2 2005-01-30 23:01:02

Schwag Merchant
From: Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Registered: 2004-01-18
Posts: 5,986

Re: Hyphenated package names considered harmful?

My mistake... long time ago.

Its the $pkgver and $pkgrel that should not contain hyphens. Names are ok.

hyphenate away. wink  I'll update the wiki.



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