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Bug#190753: [PROPOSAL] frown on programs in PATH with language extentions



Package: debian-policy
Version: 3.5.9.0
Severity: wishlist

I suggest we add the following to policy section 11.4.
(Wording by Bill Allombert.)

     When scripts are installed into into a directory in the system PATH,
     the script name should not include an extension such as .sh or .pl
     that denotes the scripting language currently used to implement it.

This was previously discussed on the thread entited 
"policy should frown on programs in PATH with language extentions (ie, .pl)"
on the debian-policy list. I will leave off the full rationalle, which
is in the first message of that thread. The short version is that using
this sort of name seems to be becoming more prevelant, and that it
asks for problems when a program is reimplemented, and makes it harder to
type command names.

I am looking for seconds to this proposal.

-- 
see shy jo

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