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Re: Packaging pd

From: Mark H Weaver
Subject: Re: Packaging pd
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 18:58:33 -0400

Andreas Enge <> writes:
> I knew that three letter software names are bad, but there is worse -
> two letter software names!

It gets even worse: one letter package names.  Of course there's 'r',
but it's obviously very well established, and grandfathered in, so
that's fine.

However, in 2017 an obscure shell named 's' was added to Guix.  I
intervened and got it renamed to 's-shell' in Guix.

More recently, when I wasn't paying attention, a package called 'v' was
added to Guix.  I really wish it hadn't been.  Most of the arguments I
made against 's' apply to 'v' as well:


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