Re: i (was: Summary of Package Overlaps)
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- Subject: Re: i (was: Summary of Package Overlaps)
- From: Christian Schwarz <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 14:20:58 +0100 (CET)
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On Fri, 6 Feb 1998, Richard Braakman wrote:
> Santiago Vila wrote:
> > On Thu, 5 Feb 1998, Richard Braakman wrote:
> > > Overlap between cfs_1.3.3-1 (nonus,orphaned) and chris-cust_0.4:
> > > usr/bin/i
> > > Right. I wonder which is the more intuitive meaning for i.
> > > Reported as #17841 to cfs and #17842 to christ-cust.
> > This is namespace pollution again...
> > We would need some policy preventing this.
I fully agree to Santiago that no package should install a binary
All file names with a single character and also most of the file names
with two characters are probably name space pollution.
A few exceptions might be good, e.g., for utilities which always used a
single character. Probably `w' and `[' fall into this category.
What do others think about this? If people agree, we should work out a
-- Christian Schwarz
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