Re: Bug#114737: libbusiness-onlinepayment-authorizenet-perl: Please provide a useful long description!!
On Mon, Oct 08, 2001 at 02:42:44PM -0400, Sam Hartman wrote:
> >>>>> "Branden" == Branden Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Branden> On a related note, as Joey Hess has pointed out, the
> Branden> package name is ludicrously long, and should be
> Branden> abbreviated. If that requires amending the Perl Policy
> Branden> then so be it.
> Speaking both as a user and someone who has packaged some perl
> modules, being able to algorithmically know the name of a module if it
> exists in Debian is very useful. I believe this utility justifies the
> long package names.
> In this particular case, I think talking the upstream into using a
> shorter name might be a good idea though.
FWIW, I pulled this **particular** package for my use from the spate
in debian-changes simple because the name said it all. :-)
Shortening the name only means that one needs to look at another field.
lib-perl-7831 -> Long field with better name, description would be too much.
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