[Fedora-packaging] Prefix packages written in C/C++ with C-, CXX- (was: tex related packages names)

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Thu Aug 30 23:03:11 UTC 2007

On Thu, Aug 30, 2007 at 12:17:44PM +0200, Jindrich Novy wrote:
> How about removing the prefix completely? Package description should be
> sufficient to figure out it ships a TeX related stuff and we don't have many of
> them currently. I see the only purpose of the prefix to avoid conficts with
> already existing packages, in that case (la)tex-* or suffix *-(la)tex is ok IMO.

You'd have my vote for that. I find the overprefixing a bit
silly - next we'll have C-glibc. Prefixing should be used for
resolving ambiguous situations, not as a replacement for the Groups:

Oh yes, the subject is just to catch reading eyes.
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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