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Re: Rename `eww' to `web'

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Rename `eww' to `web'
Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2013 21:43:53 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.130008 (Ma Gnus v0.8) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, 3 Jul 2013 17:24:03 -0700 (PDT) Drew Adams <address@hidden> wrote: 

>> make it easier for the user by calling it someting obvious rather
>> than the more cryptic.  Using 'eww' may be considered 'cute', but
>> it certainly isn't 'natural'.
>> ...
>> Using names which are as 'natural' and reflect purpose as much
>> as possible will help and certainly won't make things worse. 

DA> +1.  There is really little excuse for such names as Emacs commands.
DA> A command name should preferably be something that `apropos' can
DA> help with.  In general it should have components that are
DA> recognizable keywords.

I think the package author should decide this.  The "natural" name you
suggest is bland and generic.  Do you really want to use a text editor
named "text-editor" and a web browser named "web-browser"?

eww is just as good as Chrome or Firefox/Netscape/Mozilla or Lynx or...

Or, in Emacs land, let's take helm, or gnus, or eieio, or...

OTOH as Stefan suggested, there is a case for generic commands to do a
task like encryption or web browsing.  I'm in favor of that, as I
mentioned, and those commands should be named as generically helpfully
as possible.


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