Re: Bug#152036: ITP: mls -- MLS: MailListStat - a text mode program to display MBOX statistics
On Sun, 7 Jul 2002 19:01, Nick Phillips 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 anyway.
> 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'...).
The point of adjective vs noun is reasonable - however we now have a kernel
module called "DTE" (which is just as generic an adjective as "mls").
Also if you search for "mls" you would probably be more interested in getting
a match on "selinux-mls" (a package I may have to upload in future) rather
than a mailing list program.
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