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Re: Bug#190909: ITP: libxml-libxml-common-perl -- Perl module for common routines & constants for XML::LibXML et al

Glenn Maynard (g_deb@zewt.org) wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 26, 2003 at 08:35:56PM -0500, Ardo van Rangelrooij wrote:
> > * Package name    : libxml-libxml-common-perl
> I'm sure you're just being consistent, or conforming with policy, but
> these "libxml-libxml" package names look almost as absurd as binutils
> " Super Turbo Edition" versioning ...

Well, it's not completely out of the blue: XML::LibXML is a Perl wrapper
around libxml2, just as XML::LibXSLT is around libxslt and XML::GDOME
is around libgdome2.  libxml2 is the base library for these other lib*,
and so it does make sense to name the common module XML::LibXML::Common.
And for the Debian package name we put lib in front and -perl at the
end, and make it all lowercase (all per Perl Policy and general Policy).

But since it's just a base module, hardly any user would have to deal
with this package directly, since the new version of XML::LibXML will
automagically pull the common package on the system.

Ardo van Rangelrooij
home email: ardo@debian.org
home page:  http://people.debian.org/~ardo
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