Re: Request for more finely grained classification of packages
>>>>> "Mark" == Mark Buda <email@example.com> writes:
>>>>> "Laurent" == Laurent Martelli <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Laurent> I think it'd be really nice to have an external index so
Laurent> that different people can sort packages in different ways.
Mark> Given tools that support this kind of classification scheme,
Mark> it would be comparatively simple to make them look elsewhere
Mark> for sets of tags that are distributed separately from the
Mark> packages proper. Any user could distribute sets of tags, or
Mark> modifications to the packages' tags, that any other user could
Mark> use if they felt like it. "Hey, Joe Newbie, use Joe
Mark> Old-timer's package file at http://blah.blah.blah... it's
Mark> really helpful." "No, use Mr. So-and-so's at
Mark> And, this would open up a whole new arena for religious
Mark> debates about which classification scheme is best. That's got
Mark> to be good.
Anyway, religious wars about classification always happen. So let them
not interfere with what's in the packages.