[Fedora-packaging] Issue with PHP Naming guidelines

Tim Jackson lists at timj.co.uk
Sat Jul 18 17:04:13 UTC 2009

On 18/07/09 15:00, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:

> The PHP guidelines seem rather clear that PHP modules all require a
> "php-" prefix (with some types of modules requiring additional
> designations like "php-pear-").  Recently I noticed that two modules,
> phpFlickr and phpSmug, were both submitted and approved.  I held off
> on doing CVS for the latter; the reviewer's reasoning is as follows:
> "The php guidelines not withstanding, php-phpSmug struck me as
> unnecessary duplication and the same with php-phpFlickr."

I can see the point, but I agree think we should leave the guidelines as is. 
php-phpFlickr *does* sound a bit clumsy, but at least it's consistent. 
Otherwise, if I saw phpXXX in a package listing, I would think it's an app 
like phpMyAdmin, rather than a library.


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