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Re: Bug#152036: ITP: mls -- MLS: MailListStat - a text mode program to display MBOX statistics

On Sun, Jul 07, 2002 at 06:25:34PM -0400, Russell Coker wrote:
> On Sun, 7 Jul 2002 18:00, Kevin Rosenberg wrote:
> > On Sun, Jul 07, 2002 at 09:24:21AM -0400, Russell Coker wrote:
> > > On Fri, 5 Jul 2002 15:31, Kevin M. Rosenberg wrote:

> As it's already accepted I think it would be best to get some general 
> discussion on the issue.

I don't know how well-established the name 'mls' is upstream, but it certainly
does nothing to suggest its function to me - and it seems inappropriate for
a fairly inconsequential program/package to be pinching such a short name

I'm not quite sure I see how this is going to confuse people, though. I
wouldn't expect a package called 'mls' to give me anything related to the
TLA, probably because the TLA seems more of an adjective than a noun (although
I'm sure merketeers (hmmm, typo... I think I like it, though -- dodgy 'merkin
marketing types...) could abuse it in such a way as to make it appear more
like a noun -- 'Now With MLS'...).


Nick Phillips -- nwp@lemon-computing.com
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