Re: Language extensions in programs under /usr/bin
Marco Paganini wrote:
> I'm packaging a Python program called "ask" for distribution. Currently,
> the main executable is called "ask.py". It seems unusual (and why not say,
> *ugly*) to have the language extension added to the program, but in this
> case, it was a deliberate decision to avoid clash with any other programs
> ("ask" is a pretty common name) under /usr/bin. What is the Debian policy
> on this? What would be the best approach, to leave the program as "ask.py"
> (unusual) or rename it to "ask" (possibility of name conflicts and breakage
> of existing installations)?
Please rename it to 'ask' or to something better.
See debian-policy thread (msgid <1i2--D.A.tlC.9-Bo-@murphy>)
<<policy should frown on programs in PATH with language extentions (ie, .pl)>>
Imagine a large red swirl here.