[Fedora-packaging] Fedora Packaging Committee Meeting - Dec 2, 2009 - 1600 UTC

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Tue Nov 24 17:37:27 UTC 2009

On 11/24/2009 06:20 PM, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> On 11/24/2009 12:11 PM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>> I am not aware about any technical reason for disallowing underscores.
> I'm not aware of any technical reason either. It is a personal
> preference, I think it makes the packages have a cleaner naming scheme.
As you say, it's a matter of personal preference  => insufficient rationale.

> Accordingly, I have never pushed for it to be a requirement that _ not
> be used when upstream uses it in its naming, but if the PHP SIG asked
> for us to amend the PHP naming guidelines to exclude it, I would
> consider it.
Then they should better elaborate their rationale.

I for one am opposed to any "transliteration", which isn't motivated by 
strong technical reasons, because they only add further confusion.


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