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Re: Distro name

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Distro name
Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2013 23:48:14 +0100
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Andreas Enge <address@hidden> skribis:

> Am Mittwoch, 2. Januar 2013 schrieb Ludovic Courtès:


>> However, I’ve come to think that we don’t necessarily need a separate
>> name for the distro, but we do need a name for the module name space.
> Do we need a namespace "distro"? So far, there is only the sub-namespace 
> "distro/packages". Could this not be contracted into the very prosaic 
> "packages"?

You mean (guix packages ...) or (packages ...)?  The latter seems like a
bad idea, because it could collide with something else, and it’s not
sufficiently descriptive (it could be confused with Guile’s guildhall
packaging system, for instance.)

> The distro would then simply be called "guix", no?
> Maybe "gig" - "guix is guix", or "gis is gig", a recursive acronym with an 
> exponential growth (to make fun of terminal recursion) and a certain zen 
> appeal :-)

Heh, OK.  Food for thought.  :-)


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