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Re: Let's tell we are using GTK+

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: Let's tell we are using GTK+
Date: Tue, 05 Aug 2003 13:42:08 +0900
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>>>>> "Paul" == Paul Jarc <address@hidden> writes:

    Paul> It would be nice if the same name were used everywhere.  So
    Paul> in the absence of any concrete problem, I'd prefer "gtk+",
    Paul> since that's the name given to that package by its
    Paul> maintainers.  What makes + any more superfluous or annoying
    Paul> than g, t, or k?

Nothing.  But common practice seems to be to drop the "+".  For
example, Debian shows 251 packages containing the string "gtk", of
which only 2 contain "gtk+".  None of the library names contain the
"+".  Fink (Mac OS X) names the GTK+ library and doc packages
themselves as "gtk+", but all the packages that call GTK+ use the
shorter "gtk" (or even shorter leading "g").

So if Debian and Fink are at all representative, having the same name
everywhere favors "gtk" over "gtk+".

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