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Re: 05/15: gnu: wesnoth: Rename package to the-battle-for-wesnoth.

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: 05/15: gnu: wesnoth: Rename package to the-battle-for-wesnoth.
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2019 08:59:17 +0100
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Pierre Neidhardt <address@hidden> writes:

>> The package name is just an identifier for command line interaction
>> purposes.
> I don't see it this way.  The package name is a global variable in the
> Guix project, and it bears a global semantic value.  It's used as a
> public identifier that has to meaningfully convey the content of the package
> to the developers but also to the users.

Package names and variable names are two different things.
I disagree with the last sentence, obviously.

>> There is no reason why it should be descriptive – after all,
>> that’s what the package description is used for.  Users can easily find
>> the package they are interested in by using the search feature.
> Sadly the search feature is even less accessible than bash completion.
> It's slower and more demanding to use.

Let’s fix that then and make it faster.  (I think it’s pretty good
already and it’s how I find packages, not by trying out names.)

In the future, let’s please refrain from renames before a consensus has
been reached.  It would also be good to show the concrete changes on the
list before pushing them.



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