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Re: Bug#323076: ITP: dealer -- bridge hand generator



Re: Jesus Climent in <[🔎] 20050814165840.GI8770@genarin.hispalinux.es>
> > * Package name    : dealer
> >   Version         : 0.20040530
> >   Upstream Authors: Hans van Staveren <sater@sater.home.cs.vu.nl>
> >                     Henk Uijterwaal <henk@ripe.net>
> > * URL             : http://www.dombo.org/henk/dealer.html
> > * License         : Public domain with some files GPLv2+
> >   Description     : bridge hand generator
> > 
> >  This program generates bridge hands for partnerships bidding training or for
> >  generating statistics that can be used to design conventions, or win
> >  postmortems. Dealer has been used in many bridge publications.
> >  .
> >  http://www.dombo.org/henk/dealer.html
> 
> Few points:
> 
> 1. the name of the package might be a namespace polution, since it is too
> generic.

Most texts cite "dealer" in conjunction with the first author's name,
but everyone how has dealed [:-)] with bridge programs knows the
program by that name.

Note that I'm already maintaining "deal" which serves the same
purpose, but isn't used as widely. And if one name is generic that's
probably the shorter "deal".

> 2. after reading and re-reading both the description and the long description,
> i have no clue whatsoever what the program is for. Hopefuly in the final
> package it will be reworded...

I'll include the botton line from the latex-bridge description:
"Bridge is an intellectually challenging card game for four players."

(Maybe ITPs should include the proposed section (games in this case)
to resolve confusions like these.)

Thanks for your suggestions.


Re: Frans Pop in <[🔎] 200508141911.44019.aragorn@tiscali.nl>
> > 1. the name of the package might be a namespace polution, since it is
> > too generic.
> 
> Possibly bridge-player would be a good alternative.

I don't think cramming the short description into the package name
improves things.

> > 2. after reading and re-reading both the description and the long
> > description, i have no clue whatsoever what the program is for.
> > Hopefuly in the final package it will be reworded...
> 
> For someone who has played bridge, the short and long descriptions are 
> perfectly OK :-)

Thanks :-)

Christoph
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