Re: Gathering package upstream meta-data in the UDD. (was: Re: more formally indicating the registration URL)
On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 08:08:19AM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> This is more or less what I meant by ???long??? format (in the sense of R???s
> reshape() function). In order to fit this information in a SQL table, I was
> more thinking about:
> package title text
> package authors text
> package published-in text
> package year text
Hmmm, I'm not comfortable enough with R's reshape function, but I can
tell that the 'package' stuff you was putting in front of the column
definitions are not SQL conform. I was thinking of the package name
as kind of a primary key.
> In a previous discussion (which I can not find for the moment), there was no
> objection to do the contrary: support only one reference.
One reference per package is fine, makes things simple and supports my
idea of using the package name as primary key.
> The web sentinel has
> currently the same limitation anyway.
... which is perfectly sufficient IMHO.
> In the case a package contains multiple
> programs to be cited with multiple articles, I was considering using a field
> with a name like ???Reference-List-URL???,