Re^2: Package naming rules
Rob> I agree with most of what you said, but bear in mind that relying (for
Rob> a specification) on what "most" regex packages think is a word if
Rob> probably a bad idea. You should explicitly decide what you will or
Rob> won't allow, and then write the regex that parses it. So for debian,
Rob> we should just say "This is what a package file name must look like":
Rob> (in perlease, and untested)
Rob> And then rely on people to implement this in various regex systems
Rob> however they want. If perl's idea of a word works, they can use it,
Rob> but the official authority is the more straightforward regex above.
Rob> Consider that (I think) in some systems global variables can change
Rob> what is considered a word.
I fully agree. Besides, IMO is _ plain ugly :)
David Frey <firstname.lastname@example.org>