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Re: Naming guidelines for ELPA packages


From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Naming guidelines for ELPA packages
Date: Sun, 21 May 2023 17:03:51 -0400

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  > The example name you suggested, "gobject", is indeed a good name, but
  > there's a little problem that if someone ever comes up with a better
  > package, it won't find any name for itself.

I think there will be no great difficulty.  It could be `gobject-2'
or `gobj-susan' or many other things that would be somewhat good.

So I think Philip's recommendations are good.

  > One could argue this would help preventing NIH and encouraging people to
  >  contribute to existing projects.

If it has a little such effect, that could be beneficial.

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Dr Richard Stallman (https://stallman.org)
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