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



On Fri, 25 Apr 2003, Joey Hess wrote:
> 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.

Seconded.

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