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Re: Bug#643469: ITP: nqp -- Not Quite Perl compiler

On 09/27/2011 04:38 PM, Alessandro Ghedini wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 04:04:00PM +0200, Dominique Dumont wrote:
>> On Tuesday 27 September 2011 14:39:22 Alessandro Ghedini wrote:
>>> * Package name    : nqp
>> This "nqp" name is a bit terse. 
> That's how it's called. We have many three-letters-acronym packages and I 
> may be wrong, but "nqp" doesn't sound like a frequently used trio of 
> letters. 
> Anyway, perl-nqp seems quite misleading (perl not quite perl??), 
> not-quite-perl, may be ok, but still, I'd rather use the upstream name if 
> possible.

It seems like 'libparrot-nqp' or 'parrot-nqp' might be the best fit. NQP
is a parsing/matching library, written for Parrot, intended to be used
as part of the compiler tool chain for languages implemented on top of
Parrot. Otherwise, 'libperl-nqp'.

The 'parrot-devel' package currently Provides 'parrot-nqp', which will
have to change if NQP is moving out of the Parrot distribution into a
separate distributed tarball and separate source package.


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