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).
Englewood, CO, USA
My mistake... long time ago.
Its the $pkgver and $pkgrel that should not contain hyphens. Names are ok.
hyphenate away. I'll update the wiki.