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Re: Bug#150181: ITP: terminal -- Terminal Emulator for GNUstep

On Sun, 16 Jun 2002 18:51:20 -0700
Evan Prodromou <evan@debian.org> wrote:
> "terminal" is a legal Debian package name. It does not contain a
> vertical tab or Amharic character that would thrash build or install
> systems. It does not clash with any other package or virtual
> package. It is descriptive and reflects the upstream name. It is in
> line with existing naming practice for other applications in the same
> domain.

That it's a legal name, computationally, and whether it pollutes
namespace, are two _entirely_ seperate things :)

> The name is not deceptive ("kernel") nor coercive ("installmenow").

Well, the second bit is arguable. "installmenow" is likely less
coercive, than, say "editor". People don't need an "installmenow". It
isn't even a noun. People do need an editor.

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