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Re: Help me DTRT with upstream naming

On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 8:33 PM, The Fungi <fungi@yuggoth.org> wrote:
> On 2012-09-07 16:40:07 -0700 (-0700), Russ Allbery wrote:
> [...]
>> The problem is that the software is called wallet, both the
>> software itself and the primary client binary that users invoke.
>> [...] I don't think there's another UNIX/Linux binary of that
>> name.  But, of course, it's still not a very unique name. [...]
>> (see the recent node discussion), but on the other hand it's going
>> to be a big pain for me and for users
> [...]
> Frequently invoked console/text utilities have a good excuse for
> taking up short, easily typed and easily remembered words in the
> executable path namespace. That strikes me as the real reason to
> avoid having programs commonly launched from a GUI icon of some sort
> polluting that namespace--they aren't frequently called from the
> CLI.
> If your users are used to entering "wallet blah" and there's no
> wallet command in another package already, I'd be in favor of
> leaving it as is. Spending most of my life in a CLI, I'm not at all
> fond of typing one mile-long-hyphenated-command-name after another.

That is what tab completion is for.


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