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Re: Bug#682496: ITP: melange -- Melange Widget System for the Cream Desktop Environment

On 2012-07-24 13:00:14 +0900 (+0900), Charles Plessy wrote:
> short, common dictionary words are better be avoided in the
> interest of all.

For executables launched through automated processes or some GUI, I
can more or less agree. However, for tools invoked regularly from a
shell prompt this does not hold. I'm grateful tools like calc,
calendar, dict and so on do not have me constantly invoking them as
crazy-long-hypen-words at the command line, but instead consist of
short and descriptive terms within my execution path. I'd even go so
far as to suggest that short, common dictionary words should be
reserved in the executable namespace for precisely these CLI sorts
of uses.
{ IRL(Jeremy_Stanley); WWW(http://fungi.yuggoth.org/); PGP(43495829);
WHOIS(STANL3-ARIN); SMTP(fungi@yuggoth.org); FINGER(fungi@yuggoth.org);
MUD(kinrui@katarsis.mudpy.org:6669); IRC(fungi@irc.yuggoth.org#ccl); }

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