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Re: /run and needing a --rundir for configure

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: /run and needing a --rundir for configure
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 22:12:34 GMT

rms wants --varrundir instead of --rundir for the option name.  I expect
there will be objections to that name because of wanting to use /run.
Other ideas?


P.S. Paolo, you're right about the two parentheticals.  I noticed that
before I sent the text to rms and made a trivial edit to avoid it.

Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 09:42:35 -0400
From: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
To: address@hidden (Karl Berry)
Subject: Re: --rundir for coding standards

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Now it is clear what these files do.  However, the name --rundir is
totally misleading.

The name /var/run is misleading too, but since it's under /var, people
will know it is meant to contain some files made by programs for some
sort of case.

--rundir lacks that helpful context, so the misleadingness goes
uncorrected.  It sounds like a way to specify the directory to run
some program in.

How about --varrundir?

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