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Re: Naming policy for Perl modules (mass bug filing)

On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 3:04 AM, Luke L <lukehasnoname@gmail.com> wrote:

> Philosophical question: When does this sort of thing get taken care
> of? In twenty years, will Debian (if it's still going) have myriad
> misnamed libraries? I know one can
> Shouldn't housecleaning like this be of higher priority, especially
> say, when a new version has just been put out? That way, maintainers
> would have months to slowly work on one package (and its associated
> reverse-dependencies) at a time.
> I do not know the technical constraints (no autobuild, etc), but
> consistency is a valuable trait of an operating system.

This sort of thing is automatically detectable, so there is now a
wishlist bug against lintian to detect it and warn the developer.
Unless people start ignoring lintian or new developers don't learn
that lintian exists, that should keep this problem at bay.



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